Copyright protection exists from the moment a work is created in a fixed, tangible form of expression. In the United States, copyright law protects the authors of "original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works."
Fair use is a concept embedded in U.S. law that recognizes that certain uses of copyright-protected works do not require permission from the copyright holder or its agent.
The TEACH Act (The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2002. Some of the special copyright requirements of online distance learning are specifically addressed by the TEACH Act.
From: Campus Guide for Copyright Compliance (Copyright Clearance Center)
Books @ Mission College Library
Listed below is a selection of books available from Mission College Library. Click on the book's title to see the library catalog record for the book. Note that the call number "Online" indicates that the book is an e-book and can be read online. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your name and Mission College I.D. For information regarding accessing, downloading, printing, and emailing e-books, refer to the Mission College E-book Handout.