Case Copyright Compliance Policy

The Case Copyright Compliance Policy (PDF) is a document that offers definitions, federal statute exemptions, legislation affecting the educational environment, and more. The first several sections provide a practical foundation for why copyright is important today, the exclusive rights of the copyright holder, and when copyright begins. The document also contains appendices with helpful charts, checklists, and web resources for ongoing copyright information.

Table of Contents, Case Copyright Compliance Policy:

  • Rationale
  • Policy Statement
  • Copyright Defined, the Copyright Notice
  • Damages & Infringements
  • Copyright Registration
  • Copyright Term Limits
  • Public Domain Chart
  • Fair Use Defined
  • Fair Use Four-Factor Test
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • Case Agent for Copyright Infringement Reports
  • TEACH Act, Distance Education
  • Permissions
  • Appendices:
    • A. Fair Use
    • B. TEACH ACT Checklist 6
    • C. DMCA Exemptions
    • D. Other Exemptions
    • E. Public Domain Chart
    • F. Resources

The Case Copyright Compliance Policy will evolve as legislation changes, and as coordinating Case policies regarding the use of technology and intellectual property are reviewed.

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