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Copyright and Fair Use

Information on copyright law and fair use in an academic setting

Charts & Tools

Web Sites

Protecting Your Own Copyright

Manage your Copyrights with Ken Crews, Columbia

Copyright Tools

Copyright is a complex concept. The American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy has created several tools which explain what content is covered by Copyright Law and how the Fair Use Doctrine modifies the copyright law for certain uses of this content.

Copyright Guidance

The Shippensburg University Library provides in depth Copyright guidance for faculty and students in matters relating to the use of copyrighted materials. Additional Copyright information sources are linked below.

Information for Faculty Authors

Copyright and Fair Use

Using Copyrighted Content

Other Resources

  • Campus Copyright Guide.  A booklet on copyright written especially for higher education communities, developed by representatives of the Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, Association of American University Presses, and the Association of American Publishers.
  • Center for Academic Integrity's Educational Resources
  • Columbia University's Copyright Advisory Office provides guidance on copyright issues. Led by Dr. Kenneth Crews, an observer and prolific writer on copyright issues.

Getting Permission

Creative Commons