All employees of the college are expected to respect the copyright associated with intellectual property which, except under specified circumstances, prohibits the duplication, public display, or performance of such property without permission of the owner of that copyright. Intellectual property includes visual images, software, and other creative expressions, whether fixed electronically or in ‘hard copy.’ Copyright law is a particularly important part of the legal framework governing an academic community.
All members of the faculty should be aware of Amherst’s guidelines regarding copyright and fair use. A link to this information can be found on the website of the provost and dean of the faculty. Questions should be directed to the director of the library.