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Copyright - Century College Annual Copyright License and Copyright Policy  

Access to the Century College Copyright and the Fair Use Exception Policy, and the annual license that allows the Century community to distribute and copy the content of publications.
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Getting Started

In the United States, copyright law protects the authors of "original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works." This protection covers both published and unpublished works, regardless of the nationality or domicile of the author. It is unlawful for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by copyright law to the owner of a copyright.

The Copyright Clearance Center has more information.

Century College has purchased an annual license that allows faculty to distribute and copy the content of publications.


MNSCU Copyright Policy

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees recognizes and affirms the rights of copyright owners. Members of our broad teaching and learning community should take reasonable care to acknowledge and preserve these rights.

MNSCU Copyright Policies and more information

Additional Copyright Resources

  • Copyright Information and Resources - University of Minnesota Libraries
    Learn more about copyright: What can you use? What do you own?
  • Fair Use Interactive Tool
    The University of Minnesota has provided a tool to help organize thoughts around the copyright issues, although it does NOT tell whether a proposed use is fair or not, and does NOT provide any kind of legal advice. It simply helps structure reflections about the fair use factors, and provides a record that relevant issues were considered.

Copyright for Educators in 5 minutes or less


Film and Video Usage Outside the Classroom

Neither the rental nor the purchase or lending of a videocassette or DVD carries with it the right to exhibit such a movie publicly outside the home.  This legal copyright compliance requirement applies to colleges regardless of whether admission is charged. Copyrighted movies borrowed from other   libraries, colleges, personal collections, etc. cannot be used legally for showing in colleges or universities or in any other site which is not properly licensed.  THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO FILMS SHOWN IN CLASS.

Before showing a video outside of class at Century, please contact Jane Young, Librarian.


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