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Database Articles & Streaming Audio for Online Instruction
Guidance for Faculty for online instruction during campus restrictions. You may be able to further utilize licensed content by using E-Reserves.
What to Do
Databases which contain full-text articles have unique provisions for copyright. Legal printed copies of articles accessed by searching full-text databases are obtained by using the Print command on the web browser, through the Find menu or by pressing the Print button. Any number of copies may be printed this way and will be legal under the licensing agreements CalArts Library and SCELC have with the vendor. Each time the Print command is executed through the browser, the database owner is informed of the copy or copies being printed and can then send appropriate royalties to the rightsholder of the article.
Copies of articles printed from databases may not be photocopied. Articles generated this way are in violation of copyright agreements.
Streaming Audio Files
What to Do
Databases which contain audio streaming files have unique provisions for copyright. Legal access to the audio file is obtain by students when they directly access the content in the subscription database.
These guidelines follow best practices developed by colleges and universities in consideration of the U.S. copyright law (Title 17, United States Code). The COVID-19 crisis necessitates the emergency transition to online classes. Given these exigent circumstances colleges and universities are relying heavily on ‘fair use’ to provide resources for online classes.
Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research
Copyright Notice - Post to your Course website:
The materials on this course website are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course, and may not be retained or further disseminated. The materials on this course website are protected by copyright; any further use of this material may be in violation of U.S. copyright law.