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Furman University Copyright Policies

Copyright and Intellectual Property This guide is designed to assist the Furman community with practical issues of the United States copyright law including:

  • educating the Furman community on the basics of copyright law
  • providing access to related resources and additional readings
  • providing answers to common questions

All questions related to copyright should be addressed to

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Digitizing Media

Temporary Video/Audio Digitization Policy (Expires August 12, 2021)

In compliance with the TEACH act, the Libraries are making video/audio resources available remotely to students who are participating in distance education classes.

Faculty may request video resources by using the video request form. The Library will seek to purchase the resource in an institutional streaming format (e.g. using Kanopy, Swank, etc.). If an institutional streaming format is unavailable, the Library will digitize a library-owned physical copy or purchase a new physical copy to digitize. The digitized copy will be uploaded to Box with a Word copy of our copyright statement/usage restrictions to this folder. The folder and its contents will only be available for individual classes; will be password protected; and the content will be non-downloadable. The Box folder will expire on at the end of the current semester.

This is a temporary policy that will expire at the end of Summer Session II in 2021.

Newly purchased videos will be cataloged and the physical copy of the film will be added to the collection once the digital version is no longer available in Box.