Universities and Publishers Author Copyright Guide
[Campus Copyright: Rights and Responsibilities] document was developed by representatives of the Association of American Universities, the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American University Presses, and the Association of American Publishers. These organizations represent sectors which play central roles within higher education in the creation, use, and management of copyrighted works. The principal objective of this project was to bring together these groups, which have differing perspectives and often conflicting views on the appropriate use of copyrighted works, to produce a document that conveys their common understanding regarding the basic
meaning and practical significance of copyright for the higher education community.
It is intended for the following purposes:
- to present a basic explanation of copyright law with an emphasis on its application to colleges and universities;
- to provide a discussion of current copyright issues in the higher education setting that reflects the concerns and points of view of colleges and universities and the publishing community with which these institutions regularly interact and collaborate;
- to encourage colleges and universities to review their institutional policies on the use and management of copyrighted works in light of the continuing evolution of digital technologies and the numerous revisions to copyright and related laws generated in part by that evolution; and
- to provide information to colleges and universities concerning the development of educational materials for their students, faculty, and staff that provide guidance on the creation, use, and management of copyrighted works in this shifting legal and societal landscape.
Association of Research Libraries, et al. Campus Copyright Rights and Responsibilities: A Basic Guide to Policy Considerations. (.pdf, 422 KB) December 2005.
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