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College of DuPage Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Material

The College of DuPage Library provides these guidelines for the C.O.D. community, including faculty, staff, administrators, students, and volunteers, to address the use of copyrighted material. Remember that these are guidelines, not the law itself. You may also wish to refer to the C.O.D. Board Policy 15-190 and Procedures.

Getting Started

Step One: Is the item in the "public domain"?

Step Two: If not, are there guidelines for specific uses?

Classroom Use

Non-classroom Use

Including Film Use by Clubs, Organizations, and Other Extra-Curricular Groups

Library Reserves

Online Courses / Distance Learning

Personal Web pages

Multimedia Development

Step Three: If its not in the public domain and not covered by guidelines?

Step Four: Getting Permission



The information on this site is intended to inform the faculty, staff and students at the College of DuPage about copyright and to provide guidelines for using and creating copyrighted material. The information should not be considered legal advice.

For more information contact The Library

Updated January 2010

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