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Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary. – 1996
Under the Copyright Act of 1976, "fair use" exemption places a limit on the exclusive rights of copyright owners to promote free speech, learning, scholarly research and open discussion. The Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) convened a diverse group of interested parties to draft guidelines which would provide…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Fair Use (Copyrights), Guidelines, Information Sources
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. – 1983
Intended to serve as reference materials for discussions with teaching faculty and other members of the university community, this paper and its attachments provide guidelines for members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on fair use and the classroom and library photocopying provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 (PL 94-553).…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Instruction, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights
Texas Education Agency, Austin. – 1984
Designed for use by librarians, teachers, and students, this booklet provides information on permissable levels of and limitations on the photocopying of copyrighted material for educational purposes, as outlined by the Copyright Law of 1976 (PL 94-553), its subsequent amendments, and guidelines, effective January 1, 1978. Following introductory…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Computer Programs, Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education
Merriam, Elizabeth B.; And Others – 1986
Intended to help librarians, library media specialists, administrators, and educators better understand the ramifications of the copyright law, Public Law 94-553, this document asks and answers some of the basic questions concerning compliance with the law. Topics covered include definition of the copyright law; scope of copyright protection;…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Computer Software, Copyrights, Federal Legislation
Becker, Gary H. – 1982
An overview of the Copyright Law (Public Law 96-517) and highlights of those sections most applicable to education are presented in this resource guide. Specific references are made to both print and nonprint materials and guidelines are provided to assist in determining whether the use of material or its reproduction might constitute an…
Descriptors: Audiodisc Recordings, Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Computer Software
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. – 1981
School principals are informed of their responsibilities concerning the Copyright Law of 1976 in this brief leaflet. The leaflet begins with a short explanation of the law and of the guidelines developed after the law was enacted. The guidelines have direct implications for the classroom teacher. An outline of the more important concerns, with…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education
Steinhilber, August W. – 1981
Chapter 20 of a book on school law provides guidelines for school access to copyrighted materials. The 1976 copyright law, which became effective January 1, 1978, abolished common law copyright and established a single federal system. Certain sections of the law under the judicial doctrine of fair use are subject to exceptions that are of benefit…
Descriptors: Books, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Educational Practices
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Anderson, Patricia E. – Catholic Library World, 1984
This discussion of the 1976 Copyright Law highlights the librarian's responsibility, guidelines for interlibrary loan copying published by National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) and the American Library Association Interlibrary Loan Committee, and nonprint materials and copyright. Thirteen references and an…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Guidelines
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Carter, Alex; Rezabek, Landra L. – International Journal of Instructional Media, 1993
Many educators are unaware of, or simply ignore the federal copyright guidelines in the 1976 Copyright Act. A logical avenue for raising levels of awareness of, and adherence to copyright laws is through teacher-education programs. This study examined the type, accuracy, and sources of information regarding copyright laws possessed by pre-service…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Information Sources
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Merickel, Mark L. – West's Education Law Reporter, 1989
Reviews copyright legislation; presents guidelines that should be used to determine whether educators' copying procedures or policies are in keeping with the copyright laws. Presents two scenarios wherein teachers are reproducing works for their classes and provides case law citations. (MLF)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Computer Software, Copyrights, Educational Policy
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Goldsmith, Kory – School Law Bulletin, 1989
Provides guidelines intended to help teachers, librarians, and administrators recognize when they must obtain permission to copy, perform, or display a work. Reviews the exceptions to the copyright law and its application to photocopying, reproduction by libraries and archives, videotaping, live and transmitted performances, and computer programs.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Copyrights, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smith, Michael C. – West's Education Law Reporter, 1988
The radical revision of the Copyright Act by Congress more than a decade ago removed many broad educational and nonprofit exemptions. "Guidelines" for copying materials for classroom use in educational institutions included within the published legislative history of the 1976 Act are provided. (MLF)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Reed, Mary Hutchings; Stanek, Debra – American Libraries, 1986
This pullout guide addresses issues regarding library use of copyrighted videotapes and computer software. Guidelines for videotapes cover in-classroom use, in-library use in public library, loan, and duplication. Guidelines for computer software cover purchase conditions, avoiding license restrictions, loaning, archival copies, and in-library and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Harer, John B.; Huber, C. Edward – College and Research Libraries, 1982
Discusses the lack of consensus among library administrators concerning the intent of the Copyright Act of 1976 with respect to photocopying of materials for use by academic library reserve rooms, and reports on the results of a survey of 37 Virginia academic libraries concerning their reserve room photocopying practices. (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Guidelines