The SPU Library wants to help you find the information you need as well as help you use it legally and ethically.
As a student and as a performer/director/designer, there are certain guidelines you must follow to be in compliance with copyright law and licensing agreements.
Being in compliance takes planning and careful work. Allow yourself plenty of time to engage with all the issues related to copyright.
“Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.”
See also: “Copyright Basics” http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf
Source: Common Sense Education https://www.commonsense.org/education/
As a student, you can use scripts
You should not photocopy a script for yourself or someone else even if you purchased it.
As a performer/director/designer
***If photocopying is absolutely necessary, you should seek permission from the publisher***
You must have permission for all music that you use in the theatre before, during, and after a production.