According to the U.S. Copyright Office, it is:
"A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for 'original works of authorship,' including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual creations. 'Copyright' literally means the right to copy but has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work. Copyright protection does not extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, title, principle, or discovery. Similarly, names, titles, short phrases, slogans, familiar symbols, mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, coloring, and listings of contents or ingredients are not subject to copyright."
E-Reserve services are available for materials that you would like to have placed on electronic reserves for your students to access online through the library catalog. Instructors can submit their electronic reserves requests for chapters of books and journal articles by completing a Reserve Request Form.
These vendors have access to numerous streaming of documentaries and feature films by most major film studios. To access off-campus, use the same Lee College ID and password you use to log in to BlackBoard to access e-resources. To order films, send request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Campus (SWANK)
Submit film request to email@example.com. Please allow two weeks for sourcing and licensing.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.
CC offers six core licenses, each of which grants a different set of permissions:
CC BY: This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as they credit the original creator. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.
CC BY-SA: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the work even for commercial purposes, as long as they provide attribution and license their new creations under the identical terms. All new works will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
CC BY-ND: This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to the original creator.
CC BY-NC: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge the original creator and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
CC BY-NC-SA: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as they credit the original creator and license their new creations under the identical terms.
CC BY-NC-ND: This license is the most restrictive of the six main licenses, only allowing others to download the works and share them with others as long as they provide attribution, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.