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Story Library: Copyright Information

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We Love to Answer Copyright Questions

The Story Library staff are always ready to help you with any copyright questions you may have! Visit the library and speak with a librarian or email your questions to Library Director Rachel Whittingham,

The Copyright Commandments

  • Physical items
    • Do not copy
      • from “consumables” (lab manuals, workbooks, music theory workbooks).
      • to substitute for the purchase of the book from which you are copying.
      • the same materials year after year.
    • Do not charge students beyond the actual cost of copying.
  • Digital items
    • Do not scan images that you do not own or license and post to the internet without permission
    • Do not incorporate copied material into a new webpage and then distribute it.
    • Do not distribute, adapt or make additional copies of emails without permission.
    • Do not repost photos that don’t belong to you on social media without asking and giving credit.
    • Do not post video, audio or images of other people without gaining their permission and giving credit.
  • Performance Rights
    • Do not show audio-visual materials without an appropriate institutional license, and by excerpting correctly for an instructional venue.
    • Do not perform a copyrighted work without a license, permission of the copyright owner and proper payment of royalties.

Copyright Resources

Copyright Evaluators

from The Copyright Advisory Network

Use of Online Video

Copyright at CBC

Copyright Basics

Common Myths about Fair Use & Copyright