Copyright Law and Fair Use

Glendale Community College District Materials

Board Policy -- Use of Copyrighted Materials (Adopted 3/3/00) Revised: 7/21/08

Administrative Regulation -- Use of Copyrighted Materials (Adopted: 3/3/00)

  • Use of Copyrighted Materials
  • Guidelines for the Use of Printed Materials
  • Guidelines for the Use of sheet and Recorded Music
  • Guidelines for the Use of audio recordings - Records, Disks and Tapes 
  • Guidelines for the Use of films, Videotapes, Filmstrips, Overhead Transparencies, and Slide Programs
  • Guidelines for the Use of Television -- Off-the-Air Taping
  • Guidelines for the Use of Radio -- Off-the-Air Taping
  • Guidelines for the Rental, Purchase, and Use of Videotapes
  • Guidelines for the Use of Computer Software
  • Guidelines for the Reproduction of Works for Libraries
  • Additional Considerations and clarification in the Use of Copyrighted Materials
  • Sample Request for Permission to Reproduce Copyrighted Materials
  • Sample Inquiry to TV Producer
  • Sample Request for Off-the-Air videotaping

First Stop for Permissions

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., the largest licenser of photocopy reproduction rights in the world, was formed in 1978 to facilitate compliance with U.S. copyright law. CCC provides licensing systems for the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted materials in print and electronic formats throughout the world. Academic Permissions and other services.

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Academic Freedom, Privacy, Copyright and Fair Use in a Technological World.

Web sites with additional information

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Copyright and Intellectual Property includes information and links to Copyright, Education, and Technology, Recent Federal Relations Postings, Digital Future Coalition, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Copyright Term Extension, Database Proposals and Legislation, Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) Formerly UCC 2B, Copyright Related Legislation, Court Cases/Legal Decisions, Conference on Fair Use (CONFU), International Activities, etc.

The Consortium for Educational Technology for University Systems, a university group produced this document "Fair Use and Higher Education: A Statement of Principle."  

Cornell University's site outlines fair use under U.S. copyright law. 

Stanford University Libraries Copyright & Fair Use includes links to Primary Materials (Statutes, Judicial Opinions, Regulations, Treaties and Conventions), current Legislation, Casses and Issues, Resources on the Internet, and an overview of copyright law.

U.S. Copyright Office provides copyright basics and information about fair use.

University of Texas Copyright Crash Course includes information on liability and gives Rules of Thumb and a Four-Factor Test for determining fair use of copyrighted materialsand copyright in the library.


Liability for Online Service Providers:

An online service provider is defined Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 as "an entity offering the transmission, routing, or providing of connections for digital online communications, between or among points specified by a user, of material of the user's choosing, without modification to the content of the material as sent or received" or a "provider of online services or network access, or the operator of facilities therefore."  Using these definitions, Glendale College is an online service provider and must comply with the requirements of this part of the copyright law.

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