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Intellectual Property

MCCCD's Copyright Policy

It is the intent of the Governing Board of the Maricopa County Community College District to adhere to the provisions of the U.S. copyright law (Title 17, United States Code, Section 101, et seq.). Though there continues to be controversy regarding interpretation of the copyright law, this policy represents a sincere effort by the Board to operate legally within the District.

The Governing Board directs the Chancellor or his designee(s) to develop and distribute to employees guidelines that:

  • clearly discourage violation of the copyright law, and
  • inform employees of their rights and responsibilities under the
    copyright law.

Each college president or provost and the Chancellor shall name an individual(s) at each district location who will assume the responsibilities of distributing copyright guidelines, act as a resource person regarding copyright matter and provide training programs on current copyright laws.

Employees are prohibited from copying materials not specifically allowed by the:

  • copyright law,
  • fair use guidelines,
  • licenses or contractual agreements, or
  • other permission.

The Governing Board disapproves of unauthorized duplication in any form. Employees who willfully disregard this Board policy and/or the aforementioned copyright guidelines do so at their own risk and assume all liability for their actions.

In order to assist employees and students in complying with the copyright law, appropriate notices shall be placed on or near all equipment capable of duplicating copyrighted materials.

Questions or comments?
Contact Lee Combs @ 480.731.8878

Maricopa Community Colleges
Office of General Counsel
2411 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281-6942
480.731.8877 / 480.731.8890 fax

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