[Athen] Providing a Desk Copy of a Book to a Student

Robert Spangler rspangler1 at udayton.edu
Mon Jan 11 13:38:47 PST 2021


One of our students requires an alternative format text, but the publisher
isn't responding to us. The prof has one, but she says that it is a
watermarked/desk copy, and that it is a violation of copyright to share
this with students.

I know that generally accessibility supercedes copyright, but does this
hold true for desk copies of books as well? It sure would be nice just to
provide this PDF to the student since we already have it!

What would you guys do?


Robert Spangler
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