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Digital Audio Reserve Copyright Policy:
Information for Library Staff

Below are additional policies and guidelines for library staff.

Retention of Files

The Libraries may choose to store course files for future re-use. This includes the digital copy made from an instructor's original, if the library has made a good faith effort to purchase its own copy commercially at a reasonable market value.

Copyright Notices

The DAR copyright policy and supporting documentation will be posted on a public Web site to facilitate copyright compliance by all parties.

A generic copyright notice must appear (a) as a static or pop-up message on the initial screen in the DAR HuskyCT system or user page and/or (b) as a pop up window after the user selects the audio file to be played back.

The materials found in Digital Audio Reserve are owned, held, or licensed by the University of Connecticut or course instructors, and are available for non-commercial, educational use by students enrolled in designated courses. Files are available for streamed, non-recordable playback in class, related course study outside of class, or course research. Any materials used in research or course activity must be properly cited. Further use of materials, including reposting, redistribution, public display, entertainment, or commercial use is prohibited. Inquiries about this service should be directed to [Name and contact information for appropriate library staff member.] The University of Connecticut is not, under any circumstances, responsible for the unauthorized use or redistribution of digital audio files found on this Web site.

Embedded Copyright Statement

Each audio file embodying a sound recording should contain the following three elements:

a. The symbol (the letter P in a circle or parentheses); and
b. The year of first publication of the sound recording; and
c. The name of the owner of copyright in the sound recording, or an abbreviation by which the name can be recognized, or a generally known alternative designation of the owner. If the producer of the sound recording is named on the phonorecord label or container and if no other name appears in conjunction with the notice, the producer's name shall be considered a part of the notice.
Example: 2002 A. B. C. Records Inc.

Information in this page was reviewed and approved by legal counsel. Please see disclaimer. Review date: July 2004.
What is DAR?
The Libraries' Digital Audio Reserve service selectively provides streamed audio access (over the Internet via HuskyCT) to lectures, music owned by the University Libraries or the instructor, and audio recordings held in the university's Archives and Special Collections.
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