UAMS Copyright Information
Copyright - Good Habits; Getting a Handle on Copyright
Copyright Law and Infringement Notice
UAMS Institutional Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Materials
Administrative Guide 12.0.2
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an accredited nonprofit educational institution supporting the activities of educators, scholars, researchers, and students. UAMS promotes an environment of compliance with copyright laws through the campus-wide distribution of the Guidelines for UAMS Faculty, Staff, and Students Using Copyrighted Materials throughout the Colleges and the educational support units.
UAMS promotes the educational and research use of copyrighted materials (Appendix A. Basic Copyright Law) through the appropriate application of the provisions provided in copyright law for fair use (Appendix B. Fair Use) and for specific exemptions granted for educational and research purposes (Appendix C. Exemptions). At this time, exemptions include the Teaching Exemption, the provisions for distance education covered by the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act), and special Library Exemptions. UAMS observes ‘best practices’ and ‘guidelines’ commonly accepted within the academic community (Appendix D. Guidelines).
The Institutional Responsibilities of UAMS (Appendix E) document addresses the institutional administrative and technological responsibilities required to take advantage of fair use and exemptions.
Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violating Federal Copyright Laws
These institutional policies and guidelines were approved the UAMS Chancellor’s Cabinet, the UAMS Administrative Council, and Harold Evans, JD, of Williams and Anderson LLP.
Guidelines for UAMS Faculty, Staff, and Students Using Copyrighted
College of Medicine Guidelines for Use of Copyrighted Materials in Education
Appendices: Summaries of copyright law and guidelines
Appendix B. Fair Use - 17 U.S. Code Section 107
Appendix C. Exemptions
Appendix D. Guidelines
Appendix E. Institutional Responsibilities of UAMS
For questions and assistance, please contact the Library Assistant Director (Jan Hart, Ed.D., 686-6751, firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions requiring additional attention will be forward to designated UAMS counsel. UAMS faculty, students, and staff are directed to the University of Texas System Crash Course in Copyright http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm for detail discussion of copyright issues.
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