V480.05 Copyright Compliance Policy: 


Valley City State University faculty, staff, and students are required to comply with all U.S. copyright laws, including Title 17 U.S. Code, the United States Copyright Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, and the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002.


Additionally, in accordance with NDUS Policy 1202.1 Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy: Users must “…Abide by all applicable copyright laws and observe intellectual property rights. Individuals are prohibited from using, copying, storing, or redistributing copyrighted material (i.e., digital music, movies, images, or electronic publications) or otherwise violating copyright or patent laws concerning computer software licenses or documentation.”


Valley City State University students, faculty, and staff are responsible for making a good faith determination whether an intended use falls within specific or fair use exemptions in copyright law. When permission to use copyright material is required, that permission must be obtained prior to use of the copyrighted materials. For more information, guidelines, and best practices regarding copyright compliance, refer to the Allen Memorial Library Research Guide on Copyright at: https://libguides.library.vcsu.edu/copyright or the U.S. Copyright Office webpage at http://www.copyright.gov.



Sponsored by: Director  for Library Services

Established: 1976

Reviewed: Winter 1996

Number Change: October 2010 (formerly V481)

Revised: February 2022