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A Whirlwind Tour of Copyright : Hey, you found me!

This is the "handout" for Empire State College's annual copyright education webinar for faculty and staff.

A Whirlwind Tour of Copyright

Useful Links

Copyright Topic Videos

These videos are chunks taken from a clean recording of a webinar given to SUNY faculty and staff. As Empire State College faculty and staff, there are three things you should keep in mind when watching these videos:

  1. Regarding the TEACH Act, Empire State College is compliant and we can take advantage of it.
  2. Regarding a copyright office, Empire State College does not have one, and the library is not staffed to function as one. Individual developers must seek copyright permissions themselves, and Kathy Scacchetti is extremely helpful and expert in this area. She has been keeping copyright records for the Organization Formerly Known As CDL for many years. Sarah Morehouse in the library can provide you with answers to questions about what is legal versus illegal/gray area.
  3. Regarding ownership of your copyright, Empire State College is a SUNY college, and we follow the SUNY Board of Trustees rule about academic content. This means that if you're faculty or professional staff and you created a work of scholarship, a course, or a learning object, the copyright belongs to you. If you develop a course under a letter of agreement, the copyright is assigned according to the terms of the letter of agreement. 

Feel free to copy and adapt this guide and its contents for your own use

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A Whirlwind Tour of Copyright by Sarah Morehouse is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.