NSU Publications Style Manual

52 NSU’s Office of Information Technologies/Media Services provides copyright services for members of the faculty and staff seeking to duplicate copyrighted materials for use in their class work. Media Services has resources available for obtaining copyright clearance and getting more information on copyright law as it applies to academic purposes. Because the Office of Publications is responsible for creating marketing materials that promote and advertise NSU and its services, its “fair use” limitations must be much more restrictive than academic standards. As a result, the Office of Publications will not publish or reproduce any of the following material without the express written permission of the author/publisher: • a ny material in excess of 50 words that was previously published in books, magazines, papers, newspapers, newsletters, or any printed material • a ny such material under 50 words (such as quotations) without full attribution of the author’s name, the publisher, and the date of publication • a ny such material of any length that is para- phrased, distorted, out of context, or in any other way altered from the original text • a ny previously published graphics, charts, tables, drawings, paintings, cartoons, or other artwork for which the university does not have ownership or licensing agreements Presume, for example, that a school or center wishes to create an advertisement based on a nationally known educator’s recent book on distance education. It would be a violation of copyright law to excerpt portions of the book in the ad, use the author’s book-jacket photo, and paraphrase portions of the book to fit the ad, unless the school or center had specific written permission from the publisher to do so. If the ad was to include a brief quotation from the author, however, it could be included, provided that the names of the author, the book, the publisher, and the book’s date of publication were provided. It is the responsibility of the client, not the Office of Publications, to obtain author/publisher permissions when necessary. The Office of Publications also will not duplicate computer software programs. For more detailed information on copyright, please consult the law and/or consult an attorney with expertise in copyright law. The U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress, can be reached at 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20559-6000; telephone: (202) 707-3000, TTY (202) 707-6737; www.loc.gov/copyright/circs/index.html.

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