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Copyright: Information for SHC Faculty

Information about U.S. Copyright Law with links to authoritative resources

Access Information from the Faculty Manual & Faculty Links

Faculty can also access information about Copyright and Intellectual Property Guidelines by reviewing the print version of the Spring Hill College Faculty Manual (June 2005 Edition).

The Use of Copyrighted Materials is covered in the manual beginning with page 1-26.

Specific Guidelines for Governing the Copying of Books and Periodicals for Classroom Use can be found in Appendix 1-A. (page 1-A1)

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Warning of Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the reproduction, distribution, adaptation, public performance, and public display of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions of the law, nonprofit libraries are authorized to lend, lease, or rent copies of printed materials, audio or video recordings, or computer programs, to patrons on a nonprofit basis and for nonprofit purposes.

Any person who makes an unauthorized copy or adaptation of the audio or video recording or computer program, or redistributes the loan copy, or publicly performs or displays the computer program, except as permitted by Title 17 of the United Sates Code, may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to fulfill a loan request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would lead to violation of the copyright law.