ERIC Number: ED447873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Requirements of the Copyright Laws as They Apply to Higher Education.
Salt Lake Community Coll., UT.
This handbook is designed to provide guidelines for members of the Salt Lake Community College (Utah) community, faculty, administrators, staff, and students to follow in using copyrighted materials legally and appropriately. Perhaps the most often misinterpreted section of the U.S. Copyright Law of 1976 is Section 107: Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair Use. It does not, as many have interpreted, sanction multiple copies for classroom use without restriction. The important thing to remember is that educational use alone does not constitute a fair use. Except where copying without permission is specifically given in this handbook, prior written permission must be obtained from the copyright owner or from the Copyright Team for use of any portion of a copyrighted material. To comply with copyright regulation, each photocopy must include a notice of copyright. The copyright for any materials created by an employee of the college while employed by the college is held by the college itself, not by the creator of the work. Photocopies may be made without permission from United States Government publications. As a general rule, copyright is required each semester, even if the materials have been cleared for previous semesters. Materials downloaded from the Internet and used in a course packet almost always requires copyright clearance. Appendices contain brevity samples that serve as a gauge of the amount of material that can be copied without permission as long as the criteria for copying without permission are met and Internet addresses of resources are provided. (JA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Copyrights, Fair Use (Copyrights), Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Legal Responsibility, Plagiarism, Reprography
SLCC Administrative Services, P.O. Box 30808, Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808. Tel: 801-957-4533; Fax: 801-957-4444.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salt Lake Community Coll., UT.