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Policies: Copyright and Intellectual Freedom

This guide provides information regarding the policies and procedures that guides LLC operations at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Copyright and Intellectual Freedom

LLC personnel shall comply with all procedures pertaining to copyrights as established by College policy. (See Appendix 1 Administrative Procedure Manual (APM) APM 02-0210, Intellectual Property and Copyright)

FSCJ LLC adheres to all provisions of U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C.) and the Fair Use Section of U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. 107). Students, faculty, and staff must be mindful of the intellectual property rights accorded to the creator of items such as books, articles, music, drawings, digital media, videos, sound recordings, etc. The unauthorized use of such works may result in penalties. Copyright notices should be visible on public LLC copiers/printers to remind users of their rights and responsibilities under the law.

Intellectual Freedom

The LLC pledges to uphold the principles of intellectual freedom as written in the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement .

Challenges/Reconsideration of Library Resources

As an academic library within higher education, materials available in print and online within the LLC are intended to serve a mature, adult education audience and may be seen as controversial, and in some cases offensive to individual users. Material challenges are considered through the lens of pertinent FSCJ Policies, the ALA Library Bill of Rights, and the ALA Freedom to Read Statement.

Patrons may register a concern over library materials by filing a formal request to the Executive Dean of the Library and Learning Commons. The Executive Dean will review the request with the Library and Learning Commons Council. The Executive Dean will coordinate the reconsideration procedures, review the challenge, and inform the patron of the Council’s decision.