COMPLIANCE WITH U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAWS
It is the intent of Gallaudet University to assure that faculty, teachers, staff, and students have as much freedom as possible to use materials in their teaching, learning, and business activities as long as copyright laws are not violated. Gallaudet University abides by all laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to copyright, including, but not necessarily limited to, Title 17 of the U.S. Code (referred to as the U.S. Copyright Law and including the Copyright Act of 1976). Further, Gallaudet University respects and honors the copyright laws of foreign countries.
Gallaudet University prohibits reproductions not specifically allowed by U.S. copyright law, fair use guidelines, licensing agreements, or permission of the copyright holder. Any individual who willfully violates University policy relating to copyright, by either making or requesting another staff member to make illegal reproductions, is held liable for those violations should the University be subject to a copyright lawsuit.
Units or individuals requesting permission to reproduce or adapt copyrighted works must keep written copies of all requests and permission granted.
The Gallaudet University Librarian, or his/her designee, is the University's authority with respect to copyright and is responsible for developing and disseminating guidelines to assure compliance with copyright laws.