Peru State College recognizes the importance of protecting the rights of authors, artists, performers and others in their creative works. The College also acknowledges that existing and developing technologies may facilitate purposeful and inadvertent infringements of copyright. The law extends copyright protection to works in traditional and electronic media, regardless of whether a copyright notice is affixed. To provide guidance to faculty, staff and students, Peru State College has adopted this Policy.
It is the responsibility of each student, faculty member and staff member at Peru State College, before copying a copyrighted work, to seek and obtain the copyright owner’s permission to copy the work, except in the limited circumstances that constitute “fair use” under Section 107 of the Copyright Act, as interpreted by the “Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-for-Profit Educational Institutions” and the “Guidelines for Educational Use of Music” included in House Report No. 94-1476, the “Guidelines for Motion Picture and Television Off-Air Taping” and the “Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia.” “Fair use” includes most instances in which an individual makes a single copy of a work for private study, private scholarship, or private research.
Peru State College requires each student, faculty member and staff member, to obtain documentation of publisher, or author permission to copy and distribute or sell course-related materials in all formats. NOTE: The bookstore will not reproduce study packets for courses unless the faculty member responsible for the packet provides to the bookstore manager appropriate documentation of permission to copy the material.
The Peru State Library has resources to help determine whether a particular use constitutes “fair use.” The Library Director will assist with requests for permission to use copyrighted works.
Information on computer usage and illegal downloading of files can be found in the Student Handbook under the Responsible Network Use Policy.