Fair Use and Copyright Guidelines and Policies
Applying Fair Use in the Development of Electronic Reserves Systems, November 2003 – Statement from the Association of Research Libraries seeks to articulate how institutions are currently applying fair use to copyrighted materials included in electronic reserves systems. In addition, the statement provides general guidance on design and operation of systems that are both compliant with copyright law and take full advantage of fair use and library exemptions that are central elements of the law. The statement addresses only how U.S. copyright law applies to electronic reserve operations in academic institutions. The application of U.S. copyright law to the use of copyrighted materials in course- or learning-management systems is out of scope of this statement.
Guidelines and Policies:
- Brown University
- California State University
- Catholic University
- Claremont Colleges
- Columbia University
- Columbia University Libraries / Information Services
- CETUS: Consortium for Educational Technology in University Systems (California State University, City University of New York, State University of New York)
- Cornell University
- Earlham College
- Harvard University Copyright & Fair Use Guide
- Louisiana State University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Ownership of Intellectual Property
- Stanford University
- University of Arizona
- University of California
- University of Colorado
- University of Minnesota
- University of North Carolina
- University of Tennessee
- University of Texas
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Yale University
Associations & Organizations Fair Use in the Electronic Age Outlines the lawful uses of copyrighted works by individuals, libraries, and educational institutions in the electronic environment. Sponsored by: The American Library Association, The Association of Law Libraries, Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors, Association of Research Libraries, Medical Library Association, Special Libraries Association and endorsed by the Art Libraries Society of North America.
- AALL Guidelines on the Fair Use of Copyrighted Works
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Copyright Policy
- American Library Association
- The Conference on Fair Use (better known as CONFU), in which copyright stakeholders convened 1994-1997 to negotiate Fair Use guidelines in the following areas. In late April, 1997,BruceLehman, Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, however, declared that the group had failed to reach consensus. The greatest agreement was on the Multimedia Development guidelines.
- Library Copyright Alliance – consists of five major library associations – the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Medical Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association. Takes concrete positions on current copyright legislation, international issues etc.
- Music Library Association: Copyright for Music Librarians
- Visual Resources Association