To ensure compliance with copyright law.
Any use of materials protected by copyright laws.
Fair Use Exemption Factors: In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use, the factors to be considered shall include:
- the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
- the nature of the copyrighted work;
- the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
- the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
Green River College faculty, students and staff will be aware of and comply with all laws governing the use of copyrighted materials. This includes both the protection of copyright holders’ rights, and also the full exercise in good faith of fair use and teaching exemptions as identified in sections 107 and 110 of US Code, title 17.
The director of the library is designated as the copyright officer. The copyright officer will exercise general oversight of copyright at the college, oversee copyright education and counsel individuals in applying copyright law.
Fair use exemptions are determined on a case-by-case application of the four factors outlined in section 107. Although many external entities have provided specific copyright “guidelines,” no such guidelines have been adopted by Congress or the courts. Each application of fair use must be examined individually. Green River will provide a central, online location where faculty and staff can log fair use decisions and rationale. A centralized, permanent file of written copyright authorizations, exemptions and waivers will also be established.
History of Policy or Procedure
Draft: September 10, 2012
Adopted: January 10, 2013
Reviewed by: Vickie Sheehan, Executive Director of College Relations
Contact: Jennifer Dysart, Library Director
President’s Staff Sponsor: Derek R. Brandes, Vice President of Instruction
General Administrative Policies
- GA-1 Drug Free Campus
- GA-2 Tobacco Use
- GA-3 Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse
- GA-4 Use of Photo Release
- GA-5 Prohibited Activities
- GA-6 Trespass
- GA-7 Distribution of Materials
- GA-8 State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
- GA-9 Hours of Operation
- GA-10 Reasonable Accommodation
- GA-11 Sex Discrimination Grievance Procedure
- GA-12 Tenure
- GA-13 Grant/Contract Proposal Development
- GA-14 Grant/Contract Procedures, Post Award
- GA-15 Human Subjects Research Compliance
- GA-16 Public Records
- GA-17 Educational Rights and Privacy Act
- GA-18 Traffic and Parking
- GA-19 Logo & Trademark Use Guidelines
- GA-21 Redevelopment of Policies
- GA-22 College Publications
- GA-23 Ethics
- GA-25 Student Email Communications
- GA-26 Social Media
- GA-27 Copyright Infringement
- GA-28 On-Campus Outdoor Memorials & Markers
- GA-29 Web Policy