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 Blackboard

Copyright Guidelines


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

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Latest News from Our Blog

Oct 21, 2014
Georgia State University Copyright Appeal Rul...

You may be familiar with the Georgia State University e-reserves copyright case, ruled on by Judge Evans in the Northern District of Georgia on May 11, 2012. To refresh: a number of publishe...

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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 ...

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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...

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