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Copyright and Fair Use: Home

Information on copyright and fair use exemptions.


The most authoritative source for copyright information is the U. S. Copyright Office. Stanford University maintains an excellent resource on copyright and fair use at their Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center page.

The University of Tampa policies on intellectual property can be found in the Faculty Handbook, chapter 6, section 11. The pertinent passages may also be found in the tab of this guide titled Copyright (for Faculty).

More copyright resources and tutorials can be found below.

*The contents in this guide are suggested guidelines and do not serve as legal advice.*

Copyright Resources and Tutorials

Cornell University, Copyright Information Center

Stanford University Libraries, Copyright and Fair Use

George Mason University Libraries, Copyright Resources Office

University of Maryland University Center, Center for Intellectual Property

North Carolina State University Libraries, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Center

University of Texas System, Crash Course in Copyright

Washington State University, University Publishing Center and Copyright

Whitman College Technology Services Copyright Information

Northern Kentucky University Creative Thinking class lessons, films, and activities on plagiarism and copyright awareness for the classroom.

"Tied to national and state educational standards, this program offers everything needed to present engaging content for teens and young adults in multiple disciplines from junior high school through freshman level college courses. It could also be utilized for public library teen programs and community youth groups. The lesson content promotes research honesty and copyright consciousness for students. Both ethical and legal discussions are presented."

Columbia University, Copyright Advisory Office 

North Carolina State University Libraries, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center

George Mason University Libraries, Copyright and fair use tutorials 

Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, "Owning the Past," the copyright chapter from Digital History:A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web 

City University of New York Baruch College Interactive Guide to Using Copyrighted Multimedia in Your Courses

University of Maryland University Center, Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web 

And for a much more animated explanation of copyright, check out the Copyright Exposed animated videos from the "Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright" series by the Library of Congress.

The video "Copyright Basics" from the Copyright Clearance Center provides a great overview of copyright and related issues.

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