The federal copyright law (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted material. It is the intent of the Alexandria Technical & Community College to comply with this federal law. The policies and procedures set forth in this policy shall govern the copying in any form of copyrighted materials by any employee of Alexandria Technical & Community College or use by any employee or student, of any equipment owned by the Alexandria Technical & Community College in the copying or reproduction of such materials in whole or in part.


All federal copyright laws shall be complied with by all employees and agents of the Alexandria Technical & Community College. No college employee shall violate the copyright law. Copyrighted material whether in the form of written publications, films, video or audio tapes, computer disks, photographs, phonograph recordings, or in any other copyrighted form may not be copied or otherwise reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner or authorized agent, except as allowed below under the fair use doctrine.

Responsible Official

The ATCC President will designate the responsible official under this policy. She/he has the overall responsibility for monitoring compliance with this policy. In addition, she/he has the authority to resolve disputes between and among employees concerning interpretation of this policy and the copyright law as applied to a specific situation.

Notice Requirement

The responsible official shall cause the following notice to be posted in a conspicuous place near each copy machine in the school.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

The person using this equipment is liable for any copyright infringement.

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Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 5/5/2021

Next Review Date: May 2024

Archive: 1.8 Copyright Policy