Concerned About Copyright?
More and more I receive queries related to copyright compliance. People want to obtain, share, and save useful content. In order to do their jobs they want articles, digital books, web pages, video files, and more. They want to save this information on their computers or servers, share it with colleagues and collaborators, and post it to web pages.
At the same time, they want to respect the intellecutal property rights of others and minimize the risk of violating copyrights. Copyright compliance can easily become an issue.
How do you manage the flow of published content within an organization while still respecting the copyrights of the content owner?
The Copyright Clearance Center, founded as a not-for-profit in 1978, serves as a broker between those who own copyrights and those who wish to use copyrighted materials. The CCC has simplified the licensing of content so that businesses and academic institutions can quickly get the permissions they need and so that rights owners can obtain the royalty payments they expect.
The CCC offers a wide range tools to address copyright compliance as well as providing educational materials that inform users about copyright law. The CCC explains when and how to obtain permission to use copyrighted materials.
To learn more about copyrights and copyright compliance, begin with the videos suggested below and visit the CCC Education page. The site offers guidelines, FAQs, podcasts, videos, webinars, and slideshows to help you understand issues related to copyright compliance.
Help is on the Way for Copyright Compliance
For people who do not have the time or the inclination to study copyright compliance, we offer an alternative.
Shamel Information Services has consulted for numerous organizations to evaluate their existing practices, identify gaps, and offer solutions.
The process can include an information audit to examine current practices, consultation on organizational goals for information sharing, and recommendation of customized solutions.
We offer assistance in developing a copyright compliance policy, providing training and education, and implementing easy, customized procedures for obtaining and sharing copyrighted materials.
For more information, feel free to email Shamel Information Services <info at shamelinfo dot com> or call 858-673-4673.