Fair Use and Education Copying Guidelines for Teaching and Learning

Copyright Information for Educators

General Information

  • United States Copyright Office. Copyright basics, FAQ, publications, etc. Or, register your own work. A summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is available as a PDF file (69KB).

Information Technology Policies

Use the links below to access the IT Department policies.

As in other aspects of College life, members of the Amherst community are bound by the Statement of Intellectual Responsibility and the Statement on Respect for Persons in all work done using IT facilities or equipment.

old -- Copyright and fair use information

Amherst College adheres to and promotes observance of U.S. copyright laws. Those laws protect the rights of authors, artists, composers, and other copyright holders without stifling scholarship and teaching. Therefore, the College also supports fair use of copyright materials by educational institutions.

What follows are brief, general principles to help members of the Amherst College community follow current US copyright laws.