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Copyright Guides

Campus Copyright Rights and Responsibilities: A Basic Guide to Policy Considerations

This booklet (in .pdf format) is a descriptive, not prescriptive, view of copyright law. It aims to identify and explain the areas where disagreement exists among the parties on certain applications. The booklet is maintained on the Association of Research Libraries' website and endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Authors Guild.


Contains information about fair use, ownership, and licensing resources. This site is maintained by the University of Texas System.

Distance Education and The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act

This overview of the 2002 law is provided by the American Library Association.

Excerpts from the Copyright Act

This University of Kentucky site has information that is useful for academic institutions.

Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright and Educational Fair Use

Gives an overview of fair use and a variety of examples illustrating the application of fair use. This site is maintained at the University System of Georgia.

United States Copyright Office

Contains the full laws plus additional related information about the laws.