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Copyright & Fair Use: Kirkwood Copyright

The content on this guide is a more up-to-date version of the Copyright for College Educators brochure.

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Copyright at Kirkwood

Kirkwood Community College respects the legal right of ownership of intellectual property in all media. It is the policy of Kirkwood Community College that all members of the college community adhere to the provisions of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code, Sect. 101, et seq.).

Faculty and staff are reminded that it is unlawful to copy, distribute or display copyrighted material without written permission from the copyright holder, unless fair use or educational exceptions apply.  Both the individual requesting such services and the individual performing the services may be liable for copyright infringement.  Please consult the Kirkwood Libraries with questions concerning copyright exceptions.

Please note: License agreements for products, software or websites may impose further legal restrictions beoynd standard copyright obligations.

See this video for a quick and clear overview of Copyright issues for educators:

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