Complying with copyright law is more challenging to academic
institutions than ever before. The traditional focus on photocopied
classroom handouts and paper-based interlibrary loan has evolved
into a more complex set of content uses such as the Internet,
course management systems, customized coursepacks and e-reserves.
These newer, faster and more convenient ways of using and sharing
information are prompting educators and students alike to ask
a whole new set of copyright questions.
This Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance helps answer
these questions. It addresses difficult copyright questions and
provides guidelines and resources—including a sample compliance
policy—to help academic institutions like yours ensure compliance
Regardless of your level of copyright awareness, this guide can
serve as a valuable information resource for you. For those who
are new to the subject, it addresses the basics by providing an
overview of copyright law and fair use. For more experienced users,
it offers information on increasingly complex compliance issues
such as the use and distribution of copyrighted material in the
online environment. To help you get directly to the information
that matters most to you, use our Quick
The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance is based on
copyright law as it exists in the United States. The guide is
not intended to provide legal advice or to serve as a substitute
for legal counsel. We encourage you to review and utilize a wide
range of copyright compliance materials and resources to develop
a compliance culture that suits the unique needs of your institution.
To learn more about Copyright Clearance Center please
call Customer Relations at 978-646-2600, Monday through Friday,
8:00am - 5:30pm eastern time; send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.copyright.com.