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LIBRARY POLICIES


INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Rules of Conduct
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  • All library patrons: including employees, students and community must follow normal standards of ethics and polite conduct when using the Butler Community College Web site.
  • All library patrons: including employees, students and community must use his/her own computer ID when accessing the Web site.
  • All library patrons: including employees, students and community must respect other users' privacy and to not access others' files or e-mail without permission.
  • All library patrons: including employees, students and community must use only the computer systems and processes for which they are authorized.
  • All library patrons: including employees, students and community must avoid downloading materials that would be described by the court system as obscene in nature.
  • All library patrons: including employees, students and community must share Butler's computer resources fairly without monopolizing hardware, software or printers.
  • All library patrons: including employees, students and community must not tamper with the college's network security systems.
  • All library patrons: including employees, students and community must avoid any illegal activity. Page producer and users are responsible for understanding the laws of libel, copyright, trademark and the Buckley Amendment.

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©COPYRIGHT© & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFORMATION

What is Copyright?
“Copyright” grants exclusive use of a work for a limited time under Title 17 of the United States Code to an owner or author of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and some other intellectual works.
Copyright protection is automatic once an original work is in some fixed or tangible medium: written (including computer programs), filmed, recorded, sculptured, etc. It is not necessary for the work to be registered or marked as copyrighted to be protect.

What is Fair Use?
Section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law creates a limitation on copyright protection called “Fair Use. ” It protects socially beneficial borrowings of copyrighted works. It is not permission to use all copyrighted works at will for “education. ”
News media, educators, nonprofit organizations and researchers may use materials that are copyrighted without permission, within legal guidelines that consider the following four factors together:

1. PURPOSE not-for-profit.
2. NATURE of the work
3. PORTION
4. MARKET IMPACT


DISTANCE EDUCATION

TECHNOLOGY
EDUCATION
AND
COPYRIGHT
HARMONIZATION
(TEACH)
• The TEACH ACT updates U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17), allowing limited educational use in distance education, of audiovisual resources.
For Butler online courses consult Kaye Meyer 316.322.3345, kmeyer@butlercc.edu.


FYI: THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1998:

• Prohibits circumvention of copyright protection devices on the web and prohibits piracy of all web resources, with stiff penalties for infringement.
• Limits copyright infringement liability for Internet service. Service providers, however, is expected to remove material that appears to constitute copyright infringement.
Therefore, it is advisable for anyone considering using materials on the web for their own web projects to consult with Micaela Ayers 316.322.3235, mayers@butlercc.edu or to consult an attorney.

Resource: The UCLA Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp/dmca1.htm

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