Restricted Materials

The Restricted Materials Policy governs what can and cannot be duplicated in compliance with U.S. Code Title 18. Federal statutes define crimes involving the duplicating, altering, assembling or otherwise counterfeiting of items such as driver's licenses, birth certificates, stamps and currency. All users of The Studios @ CLT are responsible for being aware of the relevant provisions and obeying the laws regarding such activities.

Copyright Policy

While CLT abides by all U.S. and international copyright laws, it attempts to support Fair Use of copyrighted materials in the context of instruction and research. For further information on Fair Use, please reference Trinity University library's Copyright/Reserves Policy and Procedures Statement. Please visit the resources listed below for additional information on working with course management systems, the TEACH Act, and educational multimedia:

  • Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia
  • Copyright Law in the Electronic Environment
  • Posting Materials in Course Management Systems
  • The TEACH Act
  • Off-air Recording Guidelines

    Faculty members can request the recording of any broadcast program and cable channel programs for classroom use. As per Congressional off-air recording guidelines, use of such material in the classroom is only permitted for the first ten school days following the broadcast. It can then be retained for 45 calendar days for preview purposes. For extended use beyond the 10/45 day period, written permission must be obtained or a license must be acquired. If licensing is not permitted, a prerecorded copy of the program must be purchased and the off-air recording erased.