What is Copyright?

In the United States, copyright is a form of protection provided by the government to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works, regardless of the nationality or home of the author. These rights can be licensed, transferred and/or assigned. Copyright lasts for a certain time period after which the work is said to enter the public domain.

Copyright Policy at NSCC

It is the policy of North Shore Community College to comply with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 as amended, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. All North Shore Community College employees must observe all US laws governing copyrights. Any violation of copyright or any other law is the sole responsibility of the author. Any use of other copyrighted material must have the express written permission of the person or organization that owns the copyright. NSCC reserves the right to require proof of the written permission and to remove the material if that proof cannot be produced.

Read the complete policy on Copyright here at NSCC

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Educators (Appendix A) is a chart designed to inform teachers of what they may do under the copyright law.

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