The President shall annually appoint three individuals to serve on the Fair Use Committee. The committee shall consist of two representatives from the faculty and one representative from the administration. A representative from the Office of General Counsel shall serve the committee in an advisory role.

If you wish to obtain assistance in determining whether your proposed use of copyrighted material constitutes fair use within the meaning of the Copyright Act, you should contact the Fair Use Committee for an opinion by sending your inquiry to the General Counsel’s Office lburtong@goucher.edu (x6032) or bstob@goucher.edu (x6011) from which it will be directed to the committee.

If the committee determines that the proposed use constitutes fair use and you use the material in the proposed way, you will be defended by the college in the event that a copyright infringement action is brought against you. In the event the committee determines that your proposed use does not constitute Fair Use, and you decide to use the material anyway, or if you choose not to consult with the committee, the college will not indemnify you in the event that you are sued for copyright infringement.