Skip to content

PIO Resource Manual: Copyright Guidelines

Community and technical colleges are required to follow federal copyright laws.

State-level or special copyright policies are not required, nor have they been developed. By its nature, federal law supersedes any rules colleges might write.

Building Your Copyright Guidelines

At most colleges, library faculty oversee copyright compliance issues, particularly as it relates to instruction.

Colleges pick and choose from the federal copyright laws and then “repackage” specific items that are most applicable to their campus purposes — textbooks, fair use, digital media, copy center, students, etc. — to post at their website.

Resources for copyright and fair use guidelines

Examples of college guidelines

Page Manager:
Last Modified: 1/30/24, 2:59 PM

starburst graphic