The San Mateo Community College District acknowledges and encourages the appropriate use (i.e., reproduction, distribution, performance, and display) of copyrighted works for teaching and research purposes within the framework of the copyright law. Faculty members are legally responsible for adhering to the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law. This guide provides information on the copyright law, and the doctrines and acts associated with the law when seeking to use third-party copyrighted content in teaching. The District makes every effort to assure the accuracy of this information but does not offer it as counsel or legal advice.