US Copyright Laws
THE COPYRIGHT LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES (TITLE 17 U.S. CODE) GOVERNS THE MAKING OF PHOTOCOPIES OR OTHER REPRODUCTIONS OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS.
COPYING PERMITTED WITHOUT COPYRIGHT PERMISSION:
1. Books published over 75 years ago.
2. Single copies for instructors.
- A chapter from a book.
- An article from a periodical or newspaper.
- A chart, diagram, graph, drawing, cartoon or picture from a book, periodical or newspaper.
3. Multiple copies for instructors: (NOT TO EXCEED THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE CLASS)
- For books or articles - a maximum of 2500 words (Approximately 5 pages).
- For poetry - a maximum of 250 words.
- One chart, graph, diagram, cartoon, or picture.
4. Copyright Permission Required Before Duplicating
- To use material in more than one class or for successive terms.
- Copying for profit.
- Duplication of standardized tests, exercises, and workbooks.
- Creation of anthologies as texts.
Video taping of television programs for classroom use from commercial television programming should be tested by statutory criteria for fair use. Before video taping television programs for classroom use from a public broadcasting agency, the institution should contact the local broadcasting station as to the list of programs which schools may record off-the-air.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CALL TINA KORTENBUSCH AT THE CSB BOOKSTORE #5165.