I am a graduate student. For a fellow graduate student's upcoming birthday, I wanted to give him a collection of seminal papers in his field. The idea was to print a collection of 10 papers, totaling around 300 pages, which would then be assembled into a hardback book.
I am well aware that I do not own the copyright to any of these papers. However, would my gift fit the criteria for fair use?
In the case that this is legal, is there anything I should write in the book regarding copyright, besides attributions?
Here are several additional considerations.
I do not intend for this book to be sold. I want to print exactly one copy.
In my department, it is common for people to print out hundreds and hundreds of pages of journal articles every week. I know this because I have to wait for them at the printer. Printing this book doesn't feel so different from what my colleagues are already doing, the only difference being that I would bind the pages in a book. Are we all breaking the law?