This guide is intended to provide basic guidelines for copyright compliance at academic institutions. Most of the information provided in this guide is taken from "Copyright Basics," University Copyright Office, Purdue University (http://www.lib.purdue.edu/uco/CopyrightBasics/basics.html#1), and "The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance for Academic Institutions," Copyright Clearance Center (http://www.copyright.com/Services/copyrightoncampus/). Further information on copyright can be found in listed books on copyright and recommended Websites.
- Click on "Copyright Overview." On this page the following overview is given: 1) What is copyright; 2) How long does copyright last; 3) What can be copyrighted; 4) What cannot be copyrighted; 5) What are the copyright holder's exclusive rights; 6) What is the public domain.
- Click on "Fair Use." On this page an overview is given of "Fair Use," which is a major copyright exception to the copyright law and generally used for instructional purposes.
- Click on "DMCA and TEACH Acts." On this page an overview is given of 1) Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) - 1998, 2) Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) - 2002.
- Click on "Electronic Reserves." On this page are the Copyright Clearance Center Guidelines for electronic reserves.
- Click on "Obtaining Copyright Permission." On this page the following overview is given: 1) Problems about obtaining permission; 2) Copyright Clearance Center Guidelines for Course Management Systems; 3) Copyright Clearance Center's Annual Academic Copyright License.
- Click on "Recommended Books on Copyright." On this page are links to a selection of books on copyright available at Jernigan Library.
- Click on "Recommended Websites." On this page are links to Websites that provide a general overview of copyright, Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), and Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH ACT).
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