A major focus and interest of the Consortium of College & University Media Centers is the matter of Copyright and its context within the profession, intellectual property issues, government regulations, and public policy. In fact, there is a CCUMC committee, Government Regulations and Public Policy, whose charge is to function as an educational resource for the membership regarding regulations and policies affecting educational technology. Below you will find resources related to News, Resources
New eBook: Copyright for Librarians
A new book entitled "Copyright For Librarians: The Essential Handbook" was published by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society in January 2013. The book is available as a free download or a paid hardcopy.
On March 19, 2013, the Supreme Court held that the doctrine of first sale, which allows for legally acquired copyrighted works to be resold by their owners, does apply to works made overseas.
"Could the Supreme Court outlaw your library’s right to lend?" (March 18, 2013)
CCUMC Members attend "Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform"
Jane Hutchison and deg farrelly attended the symposium "Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform" on Friday, February 8th at Columbia Law School presented in cooperation with the US Copyright Office. Read their brief synopsis of the symposium here.
CCUMC Adopts Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
In December 2012, the CCUMC Board of Directors accepted the recommendation of the Government Regulations & Public Policy (GR&PP) to adopt the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use For Academic and Research Libraries and to retire the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia. Read the full announcement here.
Video At Risk: Strategies for Preserving Commercial Video Collections in Libraries
A new report has been released containing suggested guidelines for applying 108(c) to audiovisual works. These guidelines are intended to provide practical and specific answers to librarians and media collections managers when it comes to their ability to make copies of material held in their collections under US Copyright Law.
Below you will find links to the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, the Copyright Webliography, the CCUMC Copyright Code of Conduct, and resources for the Fair Use Guidelines.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries was adopted by CCUMC in December 2012. View or download this document here.
A Copyright Webliography maintained by the CCUMC Government Regulations and Public Policy Committee. Important issues for today that will impact our service operations and organizations. All commentary and discussion in this section include fact and opinion. They constitute neither authoritative legal advice nor any formal position of CCUMC as an organization. More...
Copyright Code of Conduct
The CCUMC Copyright Code of Conduct adopted by the membership on April 1994. More...
Fair Use Guidelines
Documents and Resources that deal with the “Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia” . CCUMC retired this document in December 2012.