|Copying printed music
Digital audio files
|Public Performance Rights
Use over consecutive semesters
Copying printed music within the academic environment carries with it certain restrictions and requirements. Basically, there are few occasions when photocopying printed music is permissible. Your are strongly advised to consult the Copyright Resource Center of the Music Publisher's Association before you photocopy any type of musical publication, even for class or ensemble use.
The Music Library Association (MLA) offers useful guidelines and links to other resources pertaining to copyright and the use of digital audio files.
Always include appropriate attribution and copyright notice when using copyrighted works.
NOTE: If the quantity of content to be copied exceeds recommended amounts, or if use of content may otherwise be out of compliance with fair use exemptions, permission of the copyright holder is required and may incur a fee Copying without permission of the copyright holder is an infringement if:
NOTE: It is illegal to download or upload copies of digital audio files via peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. In general, it requires the permission of the copyright holder to reproduce, adapt, or distribute any commercial sound recording.
For information about what material is protected by copyright and "fair use" provisions of copyright law, please refer to the Selected Tools listing. For additional assistance, please contact John Lamborn.