Copyright Policy and Resource Guide Introduction

In keeping with our community's commitments to academic integrity and to abiding by legal requirements, it is the intent of Westmont College that all members of the community adhere to the provisions of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code, Sect. 101, et seq.).Full text of the law and its legislative history, plus subsequent analysis and commentary, are available upon request.

The following policy statements and guidelines constitute a manual for anyone at the College who wishes to reproduce, alter, or perform works that are protected by copyright. Since copyright protection applies to a variety of creative works of printed materials, sound recordings, video recordings, visual artworks, computer software, and others of the manual has been constructed to address issues related to particular types of media.