The Annual Academic Copyright License is an annual license that allows the reuse of text-based copyrighted content within higher education institutions.
What is covered ?
Educational uses include:
Research uses include:
Loma Linda University now holds an Annual Academic Copyright License (AACL) from Copyright Clearance Center.
…no further action is necessary. You are free to use this content in your course materials for the duration of the LLU license agreement with CCC.
Remember that permissions are granted one quarter/semester at a time through CCC. Check each new semester to be sure that nothing has changed before continuing to post , copy or handout.
Some items may have special terms. Follow the instructions to click on the TERMS link to get more details.
In the event a publication is not covered under the license,call the Interlibrary Loan Office OR fill out the Copyright Request Form and we will facilitate requesting permissions and paying the CCC copyright charges, which we will charge back to your department.
You can also search and obtain permissions using CCC's pay-per-use services.
Note: The payment of the service fee is the responsibility of the individual user, not the Loma Linda University Libraries.
Notify CCC if there are publishers you would like added to the program. CCC will work with their Publisher Relations team to recruit these publishers to participate in the Annual Copyright License Program.
Loma Linda University holds an Annual Academic Copyright License (AACL) from the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). What this means is that all employees, and those affiliated with the University and the Medical Center, are free to use copyrighted material from any of the publications covered by the agreement. (the Library guide to Copyright explains all this). However, for publications not covered in the agreement, the Library offers an interlibrary loan service where the Library would supply the article and pay the required copyright fee to CCC, which is factored into the ILL cost.
Copyright laws are extremely complicated and confusing. The US Congress in 1978, created a commission to offer guidelines, called CONTU guidelines. The CONTU guidelines are not laws, they are simply what they are—guidelines, and includes the “Rule of 5” to simplify copyright laws for ILL purposes. It usually means no copyright fee for up to 5 “recently published” articles from a periodical title within one calendar year. “Recently published” is understood to mean articles published within the past 5 years. It can also mean up to 5 copies of articles or chapter from a non-periodical work within a calendar year. Copyright Basics is a short video on YouTube that explains this in more detail.
The “Rule of 5” puts the burden on Libraries to keep track of all ILL requests to make sure the Library is compliant with copyright laws. You can help the Library in this effort by directing all article requests from publications not covered by ACL to the Library’s ILL Office and to Farzaneh Alemozaffar, who diligently tracks and implements the “Rule of 5.”