In an effort to assist faculty, students and staff in determining whether and when use of a protected work is a fair use, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Office of the Chancellor has adopted the following guidelines regarding the use and reproduction of copyrighted works for educational purposes.
- Guidelines for Classroom Use and Copying of Books and Periodicals
- Guidelines for Use of Music Materials
- Guidelines on the Performance of Copyrighted Works in the Classroom, Distance Education and Public Settings
- Guidelines for the Use of Computer Software and Other Electronic Works
- Guidelines for Use of Trademarks
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In addition to these guidelines, the following general requirements also apply when copying or reproducing others' protected works:
Copying for Profit
No Minnesota State Colleges and Universities faculty member or staff person shall copy or reproduce any copyrighted work for use in a profit-seeking venture without the written authorization of the copyright owner and the campus Intellectual Property Coordinator.
Unpublished works are entitled to copyright protection and all of the provisions and procedures described in this primer apply to unpublished works.
All of the provisions and procedures described in this primer apply to copying and reproduction whether the facilities used for the copying belong to a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities college or university or to a commercial establishment.