Policy number: 10.17

Policy section: Research

Revised Date: January 2, 2019

1. Policy Statement

It is the policy of the University to abide by the provisions of federal copyright law, including "fair use." See generally 17 U.S.C. §101, et seq. and §107 specifically. Guidelines regarding copyright at the University are available from Central University Libraries. The brochure entitled Questions and Answers on Copyright for the Campus Community from the Association of American Publishers is adopted by the University.

2. Course Packets

Faculty may request the SMU Bookstore to develop course packs, and the SMU Bookstore will secure the appropriate copyright clearances, as appropriate.

3. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Any concerns with and/or alleged violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 USC §101 et seq. ed § 512 specifically) (online copyright infringement) should be reported to the Office of Legal Affairs.

Revised: January 2, 2019

Adopted: September 28, 2001