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Copyright Policy

Copyright Policy

Date enacted or revised: 
May 12, 2014

The administration of McNeese State University supports strict compliance with the provisions of copyright law as outlined in Title 17 of the United States Code and Section VI.A. "Rights and Limitations on Use" of the University of Louisiana System's Intellectual Property and Shared Royalties Policy.

Each person employed by the university is responsible for understanding copyright law and adhering to its provisions.  Employees who violate copyright law do so at their own risk and assume all liability.  In addition, Faculty who make course materials available through the University Bookstore, must comply with the Bookstore's policy related to copyright issues.

The booklet referenced in the previous version of this policy, "Questions & Answers on Copyright for the Campus Community" (7th edition) by the National Association of College Stores, has been superseded by an online edition available at the NACS website.  Key issues covered in this new online edition, include, but is not limited to:  guidelines for copying print and digital works; guidelines for classroom copying; information about obtaining permission to copy; and an example of a copyright permission request form in PDF.

For more information on Title 17 Copyright compliance and best practices, see the library's Guide to Copyright at: