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Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research

Chapter 3020
Issued August 8, 2013

Table of Contents

.010 Introduction
.020 Applicability
.030 Policy
.040 References
.050 Questions

.010 Introduction

This policy sets forth Kansas State University’s position on the use of copyrighted works in education and research. It meets the requirements of the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (“TEACH”) Act of 2002’s safe harbor provision.

.020 Applicability

This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and students at Kansas State University.

.030 Policy

Kansas State University requires compliance with copyright law and, when appropriate, supports the exercise in good faith of full fair use rights by faculty, staff, and students. Specifically, Kansas State University:

  • informs and educates faculty, staff, and students about copyright law, including the limited exclusive rights of copyright holders as set forth in 17 U.S.C. § 106, the application of the four fair use factors in 17 U.S.C. § 107, and the other copyright exceptions;
  • makes available tools and resources to faculty, staff, and students for their use in determining copyright status and ownership and whether use of a work in a specific situation would be a fair use and, therefore, not an infringement under copyright law;
  • facilitates use of materials currently licensed by Kansas State University and provides information on licensing of third-party materials by the University; and
  • identifies individuals at the University who can counsel faculty, staff, and students regarding application of copyright law. Contact Scholarly Communications and Publishing Department at K-State Libraries for more information.

.040 References

Policy adapted with permission from University System of Georgia policy at http://www.usg.edu/copyright

.050 Questions

Any questions regarding this chapter should be referred to the Scholarly Communication Librarian at copyright@k-state.edu