Basic information on Copyright and Fair Use for faculty's appropriate use of resources and materials in their in-person and online classes. Library provides general copyright guidance and can assist with Fair Use determinations.
Important note: Faculty are responsible for complying with copyright in their use of materials in courses, including evaluating and documenting the Fair Use of materials.
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Copyright - legal protection for original works of authorship and the exclusive rights automatically granted to the author(s); exclusive rights can be assigned to a rights holder by contract
Infringing Use - use of copyrighted material that violates the rights help by the copyright holder
Fair Use - limited non-infringing use of copyrighted material based on the four Fair Use factors
License - paying a fee to secure specific rights normally reserved to the copyright holder
Public Domain - material that is not entitled to copyright protection