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Copy Rights for Faculty
Know Your Copy Rights
Among the topics covered in the brochure are: fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes. The brochure also includes a one-page chart that highlights 24 situations when various categories of works can be used.
WHO OWNS COPYRIGHT TO A WORK?
- Those deriving rights through or from the author
- Works for hire, the employer is the copyright holder
- Joint works, two or more authors can own copyright
What is Protected?
Under 17 USCS section 102 the following is protected:
- Music and lyrics
- Pantomime and dance
Pictures, graphics, sculpture
- Sound Recordings
"In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work."
(U.S. Copyright Office)