This resource for University of Entrepreneurship & Technology-UET is intended to provide guidance and information on copyright and its relationship to academic life. UET’s faculty, staff, and students use copyrighted materials every day in research, as course materials, in classroom teaching, or on the web. Members of the community not only use copyrighted works but create them as well.
Determining your rights and obligations under copyright law can be a complicated undertaking. While the law recognizes many educational uses of copyrighted works as Fair Use, the applicability and scope of Fair Use can sometimes be unclear. When creating new works, authors have an array of options for managing their copyrights and making their work accessible to others.
This site offers information on policies and guidelines as well as copyright-related services and support available from Libraries, IT, Bookstores and the Office of General Counsel. If you have questions about how to use copyrighted materials or about your rights as a copyright owner, we hope you’ll find the answers here. If not, please contact us!
Libraries, Bookstores, IT, and the Office of General Counsel together offer a range of copyright-related services to faculty, staff, and students. These services have been developed to address both the use of copyrighted works in teaching & research and the creation of copyrighted works by members of the community.
Libraries Linking Service : Libraries licenses many journals, newspapers, other publications, still and moving images, and audio content for use as course materials. These materials can be made available to students on Course Reserves, Blackboard, or other course sites – without incurring the copyright permissions costs associated with Course packs – through the Libraries Linking Service. If you need assistance in determining whether material has been licensed by the library, please Ask-a-Librarian.
Bookstores Course pack Service : Bookstores Course pack Service clears copyright permissions and provides protection from liability for copyright infringement to and individual faculty members. The Course pack Service can also be used to obtain permission for creating electronic course packs on Blackboard or other UET course sites. Policy requires that faculty creating Course packs utilize the Course pack preparation service provided by Bookstores. Before obtaining permission through Bookstores, faculty should consult with Libraries to see whether the material can be offered through Libraries Linking Service.
UET Libraries Permissions Support : UET Library is available to assist faculties in seeking permission to use a wide variety of copyrighted materials beyond those typically managed through the Course pack Service. UET Libraries can help to identify the copyright holder and assist in obtaining permission or interpreting Fair Use guidelines. For more information, please refer to Requesting Permission, or contact UET Libraries. Alternatively, you may wish to secure permission directly by using the sample permission letters.
Using Copyrighted Works & Applying Fair Use : The Handbook for Use of Copyrighted Materials, Statement of Policy on Photocopying Copyrighted Materials, and Copyright FAQs can provide basic guidance to faculty members on how to use copyrighted works and apply Fair Use in their teaching and research. For specific questions or issues, please contact UET Libraries, which can in turn consult with the Office of General Counsel when appropriate. Questions can also be submitted to UET’s Fair Use Listserv, email@example.com All questions will be reviewed by members of UET administration and responded to promptly.
Managing Your Copyrights : When publishing your scholarly work, there are a range of options available to enable you to share your work with the academic community and the general public. UET Libraries help faculty understand the copyright implications of publication agreements and their rights as authors. For more information or to arrange for a consultation on how to effectively manage your copyrights, contact UET Libraries.
The use and creation of copyrighted materials affects many aspects of day-to-day life at UET. The policies and guidelines collected below have been developed to help faculty, staff, and students understand their rights and obligations under copyright law.
Handbook for Use of Copyrighted Materials : The Handbook for Use of Copyrighted Materials provides additional guidance to the UET community on using copyrighted works and applying Fair Use. Questions regarding copyright and Fair Use can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org All questions will be reviewed and responded to promptly.
UET Course packs : UET policy requires that faculty creating Course packs utilize the Course pack preparation service provided by UET Bookstores. UET Bookstores Course pack Service clears copyright permissions and provides protection from liability for copyright infringement to UET and individual faculty members. The Course pack Service can also be used to obtain permission for creating electronic course packs on Blackboard or other UET course sites.
Statement of Policy on Photocopying Copyrighted Materials : The Statement of Policy on Photocopying Materials in the Faculty Handbook provides basic information to faculty and staff about how to use copyrighted materials in educational and research activities at UET. This Statement of Policy sets forth guidelines on when it is necessary to obtain permission from the copyright holder (including UET’s policy regarding Course packs), and when copyrighted materials may be used without permission based on “Fair Use” or other copyright exceptions. For assistance with interpreting or applying this Statement of Policy, please contact UET Libraries, which can in turn consult with the Office of General Counsel when appropriate.
Statement of Policy on Copyrights : The Statement of Policy on Copyrights in the Faculty Handbook addresses the distribution of rights in and to copyrightable materials created by UET faculty members.
Policy on Responsible Use of UET Computers & Data : Users of UET computers, data, and networks are responsible for respecting the right of copyright owners.
UET’s Note on Illegal Downloading contains important information about UET’s policy on the downloading of copyrighted materials through file-sharing applications and peer-to-peer networks.
UET IT’sPeer-to-Peer File (P2P) Sharing website has a thorough description of how P2P file sharing can infringe on content owner’s copyrights, offers guidance on responding to copyright infringement complaints, and provides links to legal online content resources.
If you are submitting a copyright-related message regarding material on sites in the uet.education domain, the official agent to receive notification is:
Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Technology Officer
University of Entrepreneurship and Technology – UET, USA
Email: email@example.com (subject: Copyrights Infringement)
Please include the following information in your communication:
Identify the material on our system that is the basis of your inquiry (include a URL or other location information)
Identify the material you have rights to
Provide your contact information, including name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
Provide a statement of your good-faith belief that the material you identified is infringing of the material you have rights to
Provide a statement that the information you are submitting is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work (or are the owner)
Provide your physical or electronic signature