Welcome to the PCC Copyright guide. This guide is intended to provide information and guidance to help you determine if the uses you'd like to make of copyrighted materials are allowed by law and to direct you to support at the College.
Nothing on this guide should be construed as legal advice.
Portland Community College has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement on the pcc.edu domain. If you believe your copyrighted work is being infringed on a PCC website, please notify:
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
This guide is maintained by Rachel Bridgewater, faculty librarian at the Cascade campus and Chair of the Copyright Committee. If you have questions or concerns about this guide, don't hesitate to contact me:
Rachel Bridgewater, firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-722-5323
Portland Community College (PCC) is committed to compliance with copyright law and the preservation of the rights of copyright owners and users of copyrighted materials. The College requires PCC faculty, staff and students to observe federal law regarding the use of copyrighted material. For more information, see the Copyright Law of the United States of America and PCC Policy on Student Conduct [pdf].
PCC will remove or disable materials on its domain that are identified as violating copyright by the copyright owner or his/her agent. The College will make reasonable efforts to notify the faculty, staff and or student responsible.
The College seeks to ensure that the members of the College community know their rights and responsibilities under the fair use provisions of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. Section 107), and are able to apply them regarding their use of copyrighted works.
Portions of this statement were adapted from the University of Minnesota’s “which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License Rev. 02-17-2017, Adopted by the PCC Copyright Committee May, 2010.