The bottom line? Scanning a document to a PDF file & pasting the PDF URL to SharePoint, the M: drive, or other location, is making a copy and is a violation of copyright law!
See the questions below to learn more about Copyright and Fair Use.
What is copyrighted?
Any work in a fixed format. A movie, YouTube (or other) video, report, article, etc.
When do I need to worry about copyright?
When you make a copy. So, don't make a copy! Instead link, embed or provide a URL to the work you want to include. Your Research Library is glad to help with this.
What if I MUST make a copy?
What if there is no Creative Commons license?
Begin by contacting Academic Support for assistance. If you decide to make a copy anyway, you are in the realm of "Fair Use." Read on for Fair Use guidelines.