This webpage consists of useful links regarding Copyright in the United States. When uploading and utilizing web services at Siena Heights University, we request that you follow the information on this page. Below are documents and websites regarding copyright standards and guides.
Siena Heights Copyright Documents
Below are the policies and guidelines of the University and Use-License forms.
Policies and Guidelines
Regarding the use of copyrighted materials, the University follows federal laws, including criteria for fair use without securing copyrights and for digital transmissions of performances and displays. Below are documents relating to the policies and guidelines enacted by the University.
Helpful Links & Information
Deans may grant a newly-contracted instructor a “use license” for online course materials created by another instructor. Deans are authorized to do so by an “extended use license.” The forms below represent three types of licenses involved. A user fills out a form, saves a copy, and emails the copy to the Office of the Academic & Technical Coordinator of Distance Learning. Informally, any instructor may grant copyrights or permission-to-use to any other instructor.
Legal Alternatives for Downloading Copyrighted Material
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires an Educational institution to offer legal alternatives to illegal downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted material. The institution must periodically review the legal alternatives for downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted material, and make the results of the review available to its students through a Web site or other means.
To comply with this directive, and to ensure Siena Heights University Students and other constituents have access to the most current legal alternatives, Siena Heights University suggest The Educause compilation of Legal Sources of Online Content