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The Portland Community College Copyright Committee is composed of representatives from multiple departments across the college. Its role is to assist faculty, staff and students with any issues concerning copyright. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be happy to meet one-on-one in your office or on the phone, as well.
Come to a meeting:
The Copyright Committee meets once a term (or more often if necessary) and we welcome guests to our meetings. Send us an email (email@example.com) and we'll let you know when we're meeting.
Authorized Copyright Agent:
Chris Chairsell, Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
Presenter: Dr. Fritz Dolak, Copyright and Intellectual Property Office Manager and U.S. Copyright Office's Copyright Agent, Ball State University
Fritz Dolak will provide a comprehensive overview of what educators need to know in order to comply with copyright laws and respect intellectual property in a distance education environment. He will provide the basics for applying a fair use test to determine whether an educator can legally use copyrighted materials in his or her online course.
Congress passed the TEACH Act in 2002 to amend the U.S. Copyright Act to allow educators at accredited higher education or recognized K-12 institutions to transmit portions of legally-acquired audiovisual works over distance learning networks, without having to first obtain permission from the work's copyright owner. The CONFU Multimedia Guidelines were crafted to give educators specific portion limitations so they can comfortably comply with fair use limitations and not fear retribution. Fritz will also review the list he created for the Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education, "Do's and Don'ts for Transmitting Copyrighted Materials."
Want personalized help with a copyright question? We offer both virtual and in-person "office hours" to help you with your copyright issues.
We are currently planning Copyright workshops in the TLCs. We are also happy to schedule a face-to-face meeting upon request, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Rachel Bridgewater at 971-722-5323.
You can always email email@example.com. In addition, "virtual" office hours are available upon request. We can sign in to chat at a designated time and chat with you about any copyright questions you have.