Statute law (e.g. The Copyright, designs and patents act, 1988 in the UK) gives copyright holders certain rights.
What the law permits will vary according to where in the world the item was created.
Rights granted by the law can be sold, inherited or given away, and often rights-holders make some or all of their rights available by using licenses or specific permissions.
These licenses or permissions will give the terms under which the rights may be used, and detail the rights being given.
Where no license is available – or an available license is not purchased – the terms of the basic statute law apply.
‘Making copies available’ is one of the rights reserved in law. To make copies available on Moodle or by supplying them to a class is not allowed by statute law, and can only be done if a license or other permission exists.