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Faculty Resources: Copyright
Resources

Explanation of the ILAC Plan (Information Literacy Across the Curriculum) plus common research-related resources for faculty

Photocopies For Class

Works may be reproduced in the public domain without restriction. Works created before 1923 or published without a copyright notice from 1923 - 1977 are in the public domain.

Classroom Photocopy Policies:

  • Do not distribute the same photocopied material from semester to semester without obtaining permission.
  • Do not make copies to create, replace, or substitute for anthologies, compilations, or collective works without obtaining permission.
  • Do not charge students for more than the actual cost of the photocopies.
  • Distribute only one copy per student.
  • Include a copyright notice on the first page.
  • Only replace purchased copies of sheet music for an imminent performance, provided purchased replacement copies shall be substituted in due course.
  • Follow the guidelines for brevity - copies should not constitute a substantial portion of the total work.
  • Follow the guidelines for cumulative effect - copies should not have a detrimental effect on the market.
  • Follow the guidelines for spontaneity - lack adequate time between the decision to use a work and the time needed to gain permission for its scheduled use. Re-using material cannot be considered spontaneous.

Copyright Web Resources

Copyright Crash Course
Offers helpful information on fair use and copyright practices

US Copyright Office
Offers key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations

Further Reading on Copyright