Q. Can I make copies of articles or portions of books to use in my classrooms?
Yes, to a certain extent. The fair use section of the Copyright Act specifically provides that reproduction of a copyrighted work for "teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use)" is not an infringement under the fair use doctrine. Of course, you should perform a fair use analysis before using such materials.
If you use copyrighted materials in class be sure to include the original copyright notice on all copies.