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Scholarly Communication: Copyright

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Copyright at SIUE

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It is Library and Information Services’ intent to comply with all copyright and intellectual property laws and regulations, as well as the Fair Use guidelines. LIS supports the legitimate use of copyright-protected materials for educational and research purposes.

Links on the Library website are provided to SIUE students, faculty and staff for informational purposes. It is the individual’s responsibility to comply with the laws applicable to copyright-protected materials regardless of whether they are reproduced in digital, electronic, print or other form; and to make a good faith determination as to whether their use of materials constitutes fair use.

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Copyright Links

US Copyright Office  - the best source for copyright laws and forms

Creative Commons Licensing - find copyright-free information and learn how to protect your own content

Copyright information from Wikipedia -  basic copyright definition and information

Copyright Management Center - IUPUI  - good information for faculty and copyright users

Copyright and Fair Use from Stanford  -  a extensive site on information about fair use from Stanford, including a blog of most current information

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)  -  an organization dedicated to defending user rights in the digital world

Copyright Information for MIT Faculty -  copyright information provided for the MIT faculty

TEACH Act Toolkit: NCSU Libraries - an entire toolkit of copyright information, particularly as it pertains to the Teach Act

Copyright Crash Course  -  a great way to teach yourself the basics of copyright from the University of Texas

Copyright Video

Produced in 2007 by Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University with/for The Media Education Foundation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.