Reproduction of copyrighted materials, without prior permission of the copyright owner, is an issue of concern for the academic community. Unfortunately, the impropriety of much unauthorized copying is often overlooked in an educational setting.
Although the copying of all or part of a work without obtaining permission may appear to be an easy and convenient solution to an immediate problem, such unauthorized copying can frequently violate the rights of the author and/or publisher of the copyrighted work, and can be directly contrary to the academic mission to teach respect for ideas, and for intellectual property which expresses those ideas.
It is recommended that written approval from the holder of the copyright be submitted when published and copyrighted materials are sent to the Copy Center for reproduction.
Without understanding the copyright law, including elements such as the doctrine of "fair use" and its application and limitation in the education setting, Leeward Community College faculty and staff members, duplicating services, and others will be at risk for engaging in illegal photocopying.
The Copy Center retains the right to refuse duplication requests which do not have the proper written copyright clearance.
The copyright permission and agreement form is listed below. For copyrighted materials, the form must be filled out completely and accompany the work request.
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