The Catholic University of America

Responsibilities of School of Music Assistant to Dean/Business Manager

Federal Laws

Copyright Law
General Revision of the Copyright law
Summary: The copyright law gives copyright owners the sole right to reproduce all or part of the work, distribute copies, prepare new (derivative) versions of the work, and perform and display the work publicly. Copyright protection governs "original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression." 17 U.S.C. § 102(a). The law protects unpublished as well as published material.


The Assistant to the Dean is responsible for ensuring the annual May request for the # of FTE students is filled out and mailed back to SESAC. The Assistant to the Dean is also responsible for ensuring that the bill sent out by SESAC in December of each year is paid.

The CUA account number for SESAC is 08-08-00030. The SESAC web page log in requires the account number along with the ID # that is on the invoice.

Note that the Sound Exchange, BMI and ASCAP licensing payments are handled by the Program Coordinator of Campus Activities.


Copyright Q and A page***

Copyright and Your Rights ****
This relates to public performance of movies.

Public Domain chart from Cornell ****

Copyright Slider: An interactive version of the public domain/copyright status chart. If you move the arrow on the page to the date and conditions on publication, the boxes on the left will give you information on whether or not permission is needed for use of the work. This document can be modified for use at your institution by adding contact information, or it can simply be posted as is. Click on the Creative Commons license at the bottom left for more information.

Policies Related to Assistant to Dean Responsibilities

Copyright Policy

links checked and updated 07/22/10 TOL