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Finding reliable and useful copyright resources on the Internet can be challenging. This guide contains information only and links to recommended sites for independent understanding. Please consult an expert in copyright law for specific legal advice.
Learning objectives for this resource guide are:
- Familiarize TCTC faculty and staff with institutional policies pertaining to copyrighted material;
- Increase your knowledge and understanding of copyright and licensing issues;
- Understand copyright infringement and the fair use defense;
- Understand the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Please forward questions, concerns, or comments to Mary Orem, Director of Library Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Statements of Policy and Procedures
State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education Statements of Policy
STATE COPYRIGHT POLICY NUMBER: 1-3-100
It is the policy of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education that all faculty, staff and administrative personnel adhere to the statutes of all federal and international laws as they pertain to the use and distribution of copyrighted information. This policy is to include but not be limited to all federal and international copyright laws that precede and succeed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
TCTC Statements of Policy and Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright
Useful Copyright Links
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
An 18 page summary of the original 60 page DMCA.
From the Cornell University Library Copyright Information Center, a helpful chart to determine when U.S. works are considered in the public domain.
Brief Guide to the TEACH Act.
U.S. Copyright and Fair Use Index
Helpful in understanding what courts have to date considered to be fair or not fair,
U. S. Copyright Office
A link to the website of the U.S. Copyright Office.
WATCH searchable database
Search Writers, Artists, and their Copyright Holders database to find out who holds copyright, and contact information to seek permission.
Cornell University School of Law searchable index to copyright law information in Title 17.