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Copyright

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As a creator and user of copyrighted material in both teaching and scholarship, you may have questions about your rights and responsibilities under copyright law. The Library can help guide you through the maze of rights and responsibilities connected to fair use, permissions, retaining rights to your work, and more. The Library can help you:

  • Know your rights as an author. We have information on copyright registration, negotiating contracts, and protecting other creator’s rights.
  • Learn to safely use copyrighted works, including films, in teaching.
  • Find information on using images to enhance your publications.
  • Understand Fair Use, the principle that allows you to use parts of copyrighted works for certain scholarly and educational purposes, and other conditions that allow you to use the work of others.

For more assistance, contact Meg Oakley, the Library’s director of copyright and scholarly communications.