THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION Copyright Compliance Policy
A. Statement of Corporate Values
We at THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION recognize and respect intellectual property rights and are committed to fulfilling our moral and legal obligations with respect to our use of copyright-protected works.
B. Statement of Corporate Obligations Regarding Copyrights
As a matter of moral integrity and adherence to U.S. copyright law, THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION sets forth these policies for all employees:
1. No employee of THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION may reproduce any copyrighted work in print, video or digital form in violation of the law. Works are considered protected even if they are not registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and even if they do not carry the copyright symbol "(C)". Copyrighted works include, but are not limited to: printed articles from publications, TV and radio programs, videotapes, music performances, photographs, training materials, manuals, documentation, software programs, databases and World Wide Web pages. In general, the laws that apply to printed materials also apply to visual and digital formats such as diskettes, CD-ROMs and Internet pages.
2. THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION seeks to hold and maintain an Annual Copyright License from Copyright Clearance Center, which enables employees of THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION in the United States to lawfully reproduce and distribute content, in print or rlectronic format, as needed within the company. Under the license, THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION employees can photocopy excerpts from newspapers, magazines, journals, and other copyright-protected works licenses by Copyright Clearance Center, as often as needed. Employees can also e-mail articles of interest to other employees, share articles by posting them on our company intranet sites, and scan content when a digital original is not available. Please note that the license applies only to the text-based works in Copyright Clearance Center's online catalog and that the rights provided are for use internally at THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION only. To search the online catalog and verify coverage, go to: www.copyright.comand click "Find Title".
3. To obtain permission to reproduce text copyrighted works in print and digital formats outside of THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION not covered by our license or other prior agreements, employees shoud request permissions online at www.copyright.com or contact the Rights and Licensing Department of the copyright holder. Questions on specific procedures shoud be directed to the Legal Department, who serves as our copyright office and officer.
4. THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION designates its Legal Department as the copyright office and officer to administer our company's copyright policy. The copyright office and officer can help you determine whether a work is covered by our Copyright Clearance Center license and how to handle any special copyright issues. Questions concerning copyright procedures, including fair use, should be addressed to the Legal Department.
C. Instructions for Handling Copyright Infringement
THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION expects its employees to be responsible consumers of copyrighted materials. We also encourage employees to educate their peers on company copyright compliance policy. If any employee witnesses a potential copyright infringement, please bring the matter to the attention of the individual as well as to our Legal Department. Employees who illegally duplicate copyrighted works may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Legal Disclaimers for Copyrights For more on copyright disclaimers by THE MEDIA GLOBO CORPORATION go to:"Legal Disclaimers"
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