Copyright and Fair Use

This page is designed to help Rollins students, faculty, and staff with questions about copyright.
Contact Jonathan Miller with further questions.

Policies


Intellectual Property Policy (see All faculty of Rollins College, Section II, Policies and Procedures)

Rollins Use of Copyrighted Works Policy 

Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy

Useful Links


Audio and Video You Can Use Freely:  This guide is designed to help students find and use video, audio, and multimedia works without having to seek copyright permission.

Copyright Clearance Center: The CCC aims to help users of copyrighted works seek permission to use works.

Copyright Office: The federal agency charged with administering the U.S. copyright system. This is a good site for official news on copyright, for the details of copyright bulletins and rules, and the place to research the copyright status of works.

Creative Commons: A source of standard licenses that enable copyright holders to determine how they would like their works to used by others.

Rollins Fair Use Checklist: Complete and retain a copy of this checklist for each “fair use” of a copyrighted work in order to establish a “reasonable and good faith” attempt at applying fair use should any dispute regarding such use arise.

Stanford University Copyright & Fair Use Center: Emphasizes copyright issues especially relevant to the education and library community, including examples of fair use and policies. Useful copyright charts and tools are continually added to help users evaluate copyright status and best practices.

When Works Pass into the Public Domain: Lolly Gasaway has a chart of when works pass into the public domain and can be used (in ways that would otherwise infringe the exclusive rights of the copyright holder) without permission.