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Information resources on handling copyright issues for faculty, students, and librarians.
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This guide on using public domain materials, Fair Use materials, Creative Commons licensed materials, and copyright law is provided for informational purposes only.  We are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice.
This guide is intended to provide useful links only. Should you require legal advice, please contact an attorney.

Copyright Basics

  • Copyright Navigator
    An annotated concept map depicting the fundamentals of copyright law
  • Copyright FAQs
    Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright and their answers from the United States Copyright Office
  • Copyright Basics (PDF)
    A printable circular containing basic parameters, definitions, and guidelines regarding copyright from the United States Copyright Office.
  • Overview: Copyright, Fair Use, and Seeking Permissions
    A list of links leading to copyright guides and resources provided by the Stanford University Libraries
  • The Permissions Process
    Offers an overview of the copyright permissions process, explaining the purpose and legal basis for permission, as well as the potential risks of operating without permission.

Copyright Tools

Fair Use

U.S. Copyright Law

  • U.S. Copyright Office
    Main Webpage for the U.S. Copyright Office that leads to various resources regarding copyright law and practices.
  • Title 17, U.S. Code
    Link to U.S. Copyright Code Title 17 that includes PDF links to the text.
  • U.S.
    A portal for copyright and licensing information, maintained by copyright lawyer Lesley Ellen Harris.

UH Copyright Resources

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