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Copyright Policy

Recording and Duplicating Commercially Produced or Broadcast Audio Materials

Duplicating copyrighted non-music recordings

Cassettes or compact discs may only be copied if similar recordings are not available from a commercial source at a reasonable cost or if you have obtained special permission. Under defined circumstances, section 110 and the TEACH Act will cover digitizing and streaming recordings for instructional purposes. Fair use may also cover recording brief segments for instructional purposes. Format conversions of foreign language tapes without subtitles can be made for instructional purposes when the only available NTSC versions are subtitled.

Duplicating music recordings

Duplication of music recordings must follow the same rules and restrictions as duplication of non-music recordings above, except that a single copy may be made for use in the classroom to aid in aural instruction and examinations.