Copyright Compliance

Cal State San Marcos and the Media Library adhere to the United States’ Copyright Law (Public Law 94-533) of 1976 as amended, and urge all members of the CSUSM community to be aware of and abide by it.  We also adhere to the Off-Air taping guidelines for educational purposes .  Only open broadcast may be recorded.  ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, Etc., pay services such as HBO, Cinemax, Disney, and free cable-only services such as Lifetime, USA, and MTV, do not fall into the open broadcast category and cannot be taped and put on reserve.

The titles in the Media Library’s collections are not cleared for audio or video duplication without the written consent of the copyright holder therefore the following guidelines have been developed to assist the Cal State San Marcos Library users in understanding the amount of copying permitted under the copyright law. 

General Copyright Guidelines for Media

  • The Media Library supports the use of audio and video clips if needed for classroom presentations but requests that no more than 10% of an entire work be used for this purpose.
  • Written permission from the copyright holder is needed when using extensive amounts or making whole copies of owned material.
  • The individual who duplicates audiovisual materials in the Library’s collection in whole or in part, assumes full responsibility for that action.
  • If multiple copies of copyrighted media materials are needed, they must be purchased unless permission is granted by the copyright holder for duplication.
  • The Media Library does not have equipment to duplicate from one international standard to another (i.e. PAL to NTSC). 
  • The Media Library does not handle any requests for duplication of audiovisual material.
 
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code ) governs the reproduction, distribution, adaptation, public performance, and public display of copyrighted material. Any person who makes an unauthorized copy or adaptation of a copyrighted program, or redistributes a loan copy, or publicly performs or displays the program, except as permitted by Title 17 of the United States Code, may be liable for copyright infringement.
 
Guidelines for Off-Air Taping for Educational Purposes (Kastenmeier Guidelines)
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/Kastenmeier.html
 
The final expression of the negotiations of the Educational Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines Development Working Group
 
Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (Now Public Law 105-304. Passed by Senate on 10/8/98, passed by House on 10/12/98. H.R. 2281). Also see Study Required by Sec. 104 of the DMCA , 8/29/01.

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