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Fall 2021 Library Service Updates

About The Library: Copyright

Terms of Use for Electronic Media

Annenberg Media Videos on Demand (VoD) at

  • VoDs may not be recorded, downloaded, or stored electronically. You may play VoDs within the classroom via a regular computer screen or projection screen. You may also provide links to VoD programs within a course management system (Blackboard or Educator, e.g.). 
  • A broadband connection is required to view VoDs.  If you are having trouble viewing a video, see the broadband FAQs.
  • If you intend to use VoDs for more than 50% of any credit or non-credit course, you will need to obtain a distance learning course license.
  • For more information view the Legal Policy or see Frequently Asked Questions.

DALNET Consortium Resources

  • These include the following linked online resources in the OCC Catalog:
    • Making of Modern Michigan
    • Burton Historical Collection
    • Julia's Prayer
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. historic speeches and interviews
  • Unless otherwise noted on the resource's website, these materials may not be modified, reproduced, or distributed in violation of Fair Use under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act or outside the allowances of the TEACH Act.
  • It is not a violation of fair use to provide direct links in Blackboard or other course management systems in order to facilitate access to these resources.

JSTOR Digital Journal Archive

  • Authorized users may search, view, reproduce, display, download, print, perform, and distribute content in the JSTOR Archive for the purpose of research and classroom activities, providing that materials are not used for commercial purposes or used in violation of fair use under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act or outside the allowances of the TEACH Act.
  • You may not reproduce or distribute JSTOR content in course packs, electronic reserves, repositories, or organizational intranets.  However, JSTOR does encourage the use of links to facilitate access to content.  Each item in JSTOR includes a stable URL that can be used to access the item directly.
  • For more information, see the complete Terms of UseAccessibility, or Privacy Policy.

eBooks on EBSCOhost Electronic Books

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost electronic books are copyrighted material. You may not modify, alter, publish, transmit, distribute, display, sell, or exploit any of the copyrighted materials, or engage in any other acts in violation of Fair Use under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act or outside the allowances of the TEACH Act without  the express written permission of Netlibrary and the copyright owner. 
  • For more information, see the complete Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.

U.S. Government Publications

  • In general, publications of the United States Government are in the public domain and not protected by copyright.
  • Some organizations or institutions created by the U.S. Congress are not governmental agencies. It is advisable to check the website policies or terms of use disclaimer of the organizations or institutions that produces the information.
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