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WCC is a non-profit teaching institution with a strategic mission emphasizing quality education in academic transfer, professional-technical, and lifelong learning programs that prepare students for active citizenship in a global society. Using information ethically is a key aspect of the college’s core learning ability of Information Literacy and a college wide Copyright Policy has been produced.

The following material has been prepared by the WCC Library to assist the college community in understanding their privileges rights and responsibilities in using copy-protected material.

For Faculty:

The library website has a page to assist Faculty in navigating complex copyright issues. We also assist faculty in finding, using, and teaching with Open Educational Resources.

For Students:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created curriculum to aid students in understanding copyright law. In addition, the Library has created information on how to avoid plagiarism and how to create research citations.

For Rights Holders:

If you feel that material in which you are a copyright stakeholder is erroneously hosted on college servers, we encourage you to contact the Copyright Librarian. Notices of alleged copyright infringement will be investigated promptly and material deemed to be infringing will be taken down.

Contact Information:
Rowena McKernan
237 West Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
fax:  360 383-3291

The Federal Government has prepared a document about making a copyright infringement claim.

A good summary of your rights and responsibilities as copyright stakeholders can be found here:

Alternatively you can license your works with a Creative Commons license which allows your work to be more easily shared.

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