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Copyright Basics


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Copyright Basics

  1. 1. For Faculty & Staff
  2. 2. Objectives of this Tutorial What is Copyright? Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.
  3. 3. Objectives of this Tutorial Why We Care about Copyright! We want to limit the university’s risk of legal actions filed by copyright holders. We are personally liable if we have not followed copyright law and fair use guidelines.
  4. 4. Objectives of this Tutorial Understand the concept of “fair use” and fair use best practices.
  5. 5. Objectives of this Tutorial Be aware that the university’ has a draft copyright policy and the university’s web pages contain answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), tutorials, and further guidance on copyright.
  6. 6. Objectives of this Tutorial Make informed decisions when preparing materials for courses.
  7. 7. Objectives of this TutorialBe aware of the TEACH Act and DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and thus proceed in an informed manner when teaching.
  8. 8. Objectives for this Tutorial Faculty will be knowledgeable about related information technology and intellectual property policies at the University.
  9. 9. Objectives for this TutorialFaculty will know whom to contact for university copyright permissions questions or for guidance on issues of copyright.
  10. 10. Test your copyright knowledge by takingour Copyright Basics Assessment.Provide your evaluation of this tutorialusing Copyright Basics Survey
  11. 11. Thank You!