ERIC Number: ED238384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials.
Business Officer, p14-21 Nov 1983
Guidelines issued separately by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and the American Library Association (ALA) concerning the fair use of copyrighted materials are presented. In addition, a UW memo is presented that covers background information on the Copyright Law and multiple copy reproduction of copyrighted materials for classroom use. The guidelines address the following concerns: copying that is completely unrestricted, copying that is permitted, copying for which teachers should obtain permission, publishers' guidelines for making multiple copies for classroom use, infringement, and contacting the legal staff for assistance. The ALA's model policy concerns college and university photocopying for classroom, research, and library reserve use. Issues pertain to the following: whether the materials are used repeatedly, how many copies are made for each student, whether the copyright notice is included on each copy distributed; whether students are assessed a fee beyond the reproduction cost; and whether the portion of a longer work that is copied is selective and sparing in comparison to the whole of the work. The UW memo suggests that the staff will likely be in compliance with the copyright law if they follow carefully the ALA guidelines. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Instruction, College Libraries, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Guidelines, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Models, Publishing Industry, Reprography, Researchers
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.