Copyright Basics

For Faculty and Staff

View our copyright FAQ covering Fair Use and the T.E.A.C.H. Act as well as ways the Library System can support your copyright needs.

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Copyright Decision Tree

Interactive copyright decision making tool

Do you have a resource you'd like to use in your instruction? Use this helpful decision tree to determine the next steps.

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Fair Use Checklist

Interactive fair use determination tool

Use this interactive checklist to help evaluate the "fairness" of an educational resource under the U.S. Copyright Code.

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Posting to Canvas

Copyright Guidelines

Before posting a resource to Canvas, read our basic copyright guidelines that can help you remain copyright compliant.

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Latest News from Our Blog

May 02, 2017
HR 1695 and Changes in the Copyright Office...

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 1695 by a margin of 378 – 48. This resolution implements significant changes in how the U.S. Copyright Office functi...

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Sep 22, 2016
Creative Commons Seeks to Weigh In on “NonC...

A recently-filed lawsuit may be forcing the re-evaluation of “NonCommercial” Creative Commons licenses, an aspect of the licensing system that has long been viewed as comparatively nebul...

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Sep 23, 2015
“Happy Birthday” Song in Public Domain...

Rest easy, everyone. You can perform your stunning rendition of the Happy Birthday song without paying royalties! Judge rules ‘Happy Birthday’ song is in public domain (Detroit ...

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