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Copyright Resources at Connecticut College: Policies

This guide provides a general overview of copyright, and policies and procedures specific to Connecticut College.

Special Copyright Statement for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Please click here for a special copyright statement on digitization of materials during COVID-19.

Policy Statements and Links

The following statement was passed by the Connecticut College faculty.

It is the intent of Connecticut College to adhere to the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code Sect. 101, et seq.), the congressional fair use guidelines, and licenses and contractual agreements in the provision of resources and services to the Connecticut College community. The College recognizes the role of copyright in promoting scholarly research and publication, and supports compliance of these laws by faculty, students, and staff.

Members of the campus community are advised to become as knowledgeable as possible regarding copyright and fair use as it pertains to their discipline. Connecticut College does not accept legal responsibility for copyright infringement by individual members of the College community. Individuals who willfully disregard College policy and guidelines do so at their own risk and assume all liability.

For more information about policies related to usage of College's technology and data network — and for procedures relating to infringements of these resources — please refer to the following:  

Fred Folmer, Director of Collections & Resource Management
Telephone: 860-439-2272 Fax: 860-439-3404
Email: copyright@conncoll.edu

You may also send notification of claimed copyright infringement by U.S. mail to:

Fred Folmer

Director of Collections & Resource Management
Charles E. Shain Library

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave. Parkway
New London, Connecticut 06320-2196