Copyright Central at UALR
This website contains information about copyright law and fair use for the benefits of the UALR community. Sections include:
As an accredited nonprofit educational institution the University of Arkansas at Little Rock promotes the appropriate educational and research use of copyrighted materials through the application of the provisions provided in copyright law for fair use and for specific exemptions granted for educational and research purposes. At this time, exemptions include the Teaching Exemption ; the provisions for distance education covered by the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act); and special Library Exemptions.
In order to take advantage of fair use and other exemptions, UALR strives to meet the requirements and responsibilities as outlined in the copyright law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act), which include the following.
- UALR is a member of the University of Arkansas System which has designated an agent (Melissa Rust, UA System Office, 2404 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, 72207) for compliance with the DMCA.
- UALR maintains secure electronic networks to limit course materials to enrolled students only and observes anti-circumvention requirements.
- UALR applies technological means to allow viewing of copyrighted materials without permitting downloading or printing restricted access materials.
- UALR observes best practices and guidelines commonly accepted within the academic community, including clearly identifying copyrighted materials as such.
It is everyone's responsibility to keep up to date on current copyright law and legislation and their effect on our classrooms and research. Material presented here is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.
Remember that copyright is an area where there is still much ambiguity. Future legislation and court decisions will continue to shape copyright law. Information provided on this website should not be construed as legal advice.