Copyright @ Earlham: Policy and FAQs
The following copyright policy and accompanying FAQs (frequently asked questions) are designed to:
The FAQs are not intended to be a substitute for legal counsel. The writers of the FAQs understand that copyright law and the interpretation of fair use are in great flux.
Questions about the FAQs, copyright, fair use, permissions, and copyright compliance at Earlham should be addressed to:
The authors of these FAQs wish to acknowledge several sources as a starting point:
Earlham Copyright Policy
You, as a member of the Earlham community, are expected to comply with US Copyright Law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others as per Copyright Law of the United States and consistent with Earlham Principles and Practices.
Earlham's copyright compliance guidelines may reduce the risk for possible legal actions or personal liability to (you) community members. Neither Earlham information technologies nor information resources should be used where a copyright infringement will occur. It is your responsibility to discourage copyright infringement -- copying or distributing material in any format. It is your responsibility to promote the ethical and legal utilization of intellectual property including application of "fair use" guidelines and seeking copyright permission when needed.
This policy is not a substitute for legal counsel, but offers generally accepted guidelines derived from the broader academic library profession for the appropriate use of copyrighted materials at Earlham.
Based on Copyright Compliance in Teaching and Learning at Wabash [College] dated January, 2009 and used with permission.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is "intellectual property"?
What is "copyright"?
What is "public domain"?
What works are protected by copyright?
What works are not protected by copyright?
How long does copyright last?
Why is copyright compliance important?
What is "fair use"?
How can I determine fair use?
When do I need to obtain permission to use a copyrighted work?
How do I obtain permission?
Earlham Best Practices: Based on Legal Contexts and the Broader Academic Library Community
Earlham Best Practices: "How Much Can I Use?" Based on Legal Contexts and the Broader Academic Library Community
Questions about the FAQs, copyright, fair use, permissions, and copyright compliance at Earlham should be addressed to Neal Baker, Library Director, 765-983-1355.