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 This protection covers both published and unpublished works, regardless of the nationality or domicile of the author.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 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.