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Unlike Plagiarism which is a matter of giving credit where credit is due,

copyright involves actually copying something- a document, image, recording, software program, etc.

The Two Sides of Copyright Law
1)    The right of the copyright holder to be protected from unfair copying
2)    the right of the public to copy unprotected works in whole or protected works in part.

Copyright Rules for Faculty 
Copyright PowerPoint 
What Does the TEACH Act Say? 

Online Documents
Conference on Education and Library Fair Use: CONFU Guidelines (An excerpt of the most important CONFU Electronic Copying Guidelines)
Know Your Copy Rights (A brochure prepared for Faculty by the Association of Research Libraries).
10 Big Myths about Copyright Explained

University Websites
Standard Copyright and Fair Use Center
Columbia University Libraries: Copyright Advisory Office
Copyright Matters: University of Notre Dame
Copyright Crash Course: University of Texas

American Library Association Copyright Web Page

Digital Copyright Slider- Aid for determining if materials are still within public domain.

Instructional Videos
Copyright on campus – a six minute video aimed at Faculty explaining the basics of copyright.  You can click on the video to stream it or download it to your computer.

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