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Copyright/Intellectual Property

Developers must comply with copyright and intellectual property laws.  Anything incorporated into the learning product (text, images, music, audio, or video, etc.) developed by others, requires permission for use according to Library of Congress Circular 92, Copyright Law of the United States of America and related Laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code (17USC).

Guidance Concerning Works Protected by copyright from the General Counsel of the Department of the Army

The content below is excerpted from the Copyright Guidance Memo. Please download the memo to view it.

With the advent of the digital age, copying, transmitting and viewing movies, music, and other works has become ever increasingly easy. The ease with which a picture or a video can be duplicated, distributed, or posted to an internet site has often caused many to forget that works of original authorship are protected by copyright in the United States. Anyone, copying, distributing, publicly displaying, or publicly performing a work of original authorship must be certain of his or her right to do so. This can be difficult as there is no requirement for copyright holders to mark their works to indicate their rights. Anyone exercising a right exclusively granted to the holder of a copyright may be subjecting themselves or the United States (U.S.) Government to a claim of copyright infringement if there is no legal right to use the work.

U. S. Copyright Office Links

PDF Format Copyright Basics

PDF FormatReproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians

American Library Association Link

External LinkDistance Education and the TEACH Act

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