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.

View details »

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.

View details »

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.

View details »

Posting to Blackboard

Copyright Guidelines


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

View details »

Latest News from Our Blog

Feb 24, 2014
Fair Use Week 2014...

February 24-28 is Fair Use Week! With efforts from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Harvard University is ...

View post »

Jan 13, 2014
Copyright Week from Electronic Frontier Found...

There has been a lot of talk recently about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the copyright provisions in the agreement. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has started Copyright Week in re...

View post »

Nov 15, 2013
Google Book Case Dismissed: Fair Use Upheld...

Yesterday, after eight years of litigation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the Authors Guild v. Google case, ruling that Google’s scanning of o...

View post »