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This guide will introduce you to resources that can help you maintain a copyright compliant classroom. Direct comments to

NOVA's Copyright Policy

Administrative Services Procedures Manual Section 29: Copyright and Intellectual Property

29.0 Purpose

Each member of the faculty and staff of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) is responsible for complying with copyright law and for initiating his or her own intellectual property agreements with the College. NVCC believes faculty and staff can best serve the College and protect their own interests by acquiring a basic knowledge of current United States Copyright Law, Virginia Intellectual Property Law as it pertians to state-supported colleges, and Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and NVCC policy.

Section 29 is divided into two parts. Subsection 29.1 provides general guidance on using copyrighted materials legally and describeds penalites for copyright infringement. Subsection 29.2 explains College policies and procedures for defining ownership of intellectual property created by College facutly and staff. The attachment section contains forms, sample permission letters, and a copy of the VCCS Intellectual Property Policy.

See the link above to access Section 29.


Know Your Copy Rights

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has created a brochure to aid faculty and teaching assistants to make copyright decisions. View the full brochure here, or review the "What You Can Do" chart below.

Know Your Copy Rights brochure

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