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Policy: XV.F.5

Issued: March 16, 1987

Owner: University Comptroller

Latest Revision:



All copyright policies (XV.F.1-9) are considered by the University to be out-of-date and under revision. New policies on Copyright Compliance will be issued by the University Library in early 2009. For general guidance in the interim, consult the following resources: US Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/ and http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.pdf The Association of Research Libraries: http://www.knowyourcopyrights.org/

1.0 Purpose

This policy describes the general guidelines for copying of copyrighted material that are works of music.

2.0 Policy [Top]

All copying must include the copyright notice found on the printed copy.

Emergency copying for imminent performances is allowed provided replacements will be substituted in due course.

For non-performance use, multiple copying is allowed if:

For nonperformance use, single copying of the entire unit, movement, or aria is allowed if:

Editing or simplifying a work is allowed if basic character is not distorted and lyrics are not altered.

A single copy of recordings of performances by students may be made for evaluation or rehearsal purposes and may be retained by the educational institution or individual teacher.

Instructors may make and retain one copy of sound recordings for constructing aural exercises or evaluations. This fair use pertains to the music copyright, not to any sound recording copyright.


Copies cannot be used to create, replace, or substitute for anthologies, compilations, or collective works even if accumulated or replaced and used separately.

No copying of consumable works is allowed, e.g., workbooks, exercises, test booklets, etc.

Copying for performance use is not allowed, except as described above.

Copying to substitute for or avoid the purchase of copyrighted music is not allowed, except as described above.

Copying is not allowed without including the copyright notice appearing on the printed copy.

3.0 Definitions [Top]

4.0 References [Top]

Policy XV.E.1, "Copyright Policy"
Policy XV.E.2, "Patent Policy"
Policy XV.F.1, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Introduction"
Policy XV.F.2, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Reproducing"
Policy XV.F.3, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Special Circumstances"
Policy XV.F.4, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Videotaping"
Policy XV.F.6, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: For Academic Purposes"
Policy XV.F.7, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Obtaining Permission"
Policy XV.F.8, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Infringement"
Policy XV.F.9, "Copying of Copyrighted Materials: Licensed Computer Software"

5.0 Approvals and Revisions [Top]

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