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Copyright Administrative Rules

Copyright Ownership Rule
The objective of this policy is to encourage the production of copyrightable material (“Works”) that advance Austin Community College’s scholarly, academic, and public service missions and that contribute to the professional stature of those involved in the creation of the Works.

Copyright & Fair Use Administrative Rule
The College supports enforcement of copyright law for the protection of its employees as both creators and users of copyright protected works.

The College requires that ACC faculty, staff and students comply with federal law regarding the use of copyright-protected materials.

In addition, in the spirit of promoting “the progress of science and the useful arts,” the college supports the fair use for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching scholarship or research and reproduction of copyrighted materials (including multiple copies for classroom or library use), for educational purposes as outlined in the federal Copyright Law (PL94-553).