Copyright Issues

Examples of situations requiring a special license or permission from copyright holder:

  • Use of cartoons or logos for flyers or party themes
  • Showing movies at a club or residence hall activity
  • Staging a published play
  • Sharing computer software or music
  • Use of music for events, performances and the distribution and/or sale of video with music.


Sharing Music & Videos: Your Responsibilities with Respect to Copyright Law

Many members of the Middlebury community have questions about the sharing of music and movies in digital format over the Internet. These policies and procedures describe how Middlebury College handles alleged copyright violations concerning file sharing. You should understand the risks of certain types file sharing given potential legal action.

Peer-to-Peer Programs (P2P)

Retaining Your Rights as an Author

When a work is published, you may give up your rights to the copying and distribution of your own work.

Author Rights Agreements & Addenda

Author publication agreements may be submitted to your publisher in order to retain rights to make copies of your article or other scholarly/intellectual work (e.g., to use in your courses, on your own web site, and the College's website). Take a look at our guide to Retaining Your Rights As An Author.

What about Copyright?