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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.
This page of the Open Access subject guide has information on finding out the copyright policies of the journal you want to publish in for purposes of retaining your Author's Rights, and/or publishing Open Access.
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:
Regarding the TEACH Act, Empire State College iscompliant and we can take advantage of it.
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.
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.