Can I reproduce comic strips for my students? 2 Answers as of October 25, 2010

I am a high school administrator and want to reproduce a syndicated cartoon strip on document to hand out to parents and teachers. Does this involve any legal process? I will make approximately 2,000 copies.

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Mark S. Hubert PC
Mark S. Hubert PC | Mark Hubert
There are certain exceptions for purposes of education but this is hardly a
limited purpose. I would ask the creator for his permission and if it is
truly for benefitial purposes such as education most likely he will allow
it.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 10/25/2010
Devon & Associates
Devon & Associates | Marcia A. Devon
There is an "educational use" exception in U.S. Copyright Law which you may be able to utilize. There are a few requirements e.g. you cannot make a profit on the transaction, the number of copies must be limited and it must be in the classroom setting. If you would like to insure you are meeting all of the requirements, please contact me at my office.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/19/2010
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