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   BERKSHIRE  COMMUNITY COLLEGE

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY

It is the policy of Berkshire Community College to acknowledge and abide by all applicable intellectual property laws, including but not limited to federal copyright law, Title 17 of the U.S. Code as amended at http://www.copyright.gov/title17. All individuals employed, enrolled, and/or using the facilities or resources of the College are expected to do the same. 

Copyright is defined as the exclusive right of an author to reproduce and create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, sell, lend or rent original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium (print, audiovisual, online, and other media) which are not in the Public Domain and are thus protected under United States Copyright Law Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, students and anyone using facilities or resources of the College to read, understand, and follow the BCC Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.  Please clink on the links below to read the complete policy, related information, and summary of infringement penalties. Faculty will find the fair use guideline charts in Appendix A particularly useful.

 BCC COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY POLICY

 APPENDIX A
(FAIR USE GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATORS)

 APPENDIX B
(BRIEF LIST OF COPYRIGHT RESOURCES)

 PENALTIES FOR INFRINGEMENT (SUMMARY)

 ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF COPYRIGHT INFORMATION