Copyright is a bundle of rights that includes the right to copy, distribute, publish, perform, and display a work, as well as to prepare derivative works. Copyright is set forth in the U.S. Constitution to “promote the progress of science and the useful arts” by giving authors control over their works for a limited time. Federal copyright laws have been enacted in 17 U.S. Code §101 et seq.
If it is written, spoken, recorded, broadcast, painted, sculpted, sung, drawn, programmed, or on-line, it is probably protected by COPYRIGHT!
Even in an academic setting, our use of copyrighted material is strictly limited by federal statutes. Each individual user is responsible for his / her own use of copyrighted material. To learn more about copyright visit the pages on Basics, Fair Use, Using Materials, and Resources. If you have any questions call the Library Director at (502) 863-8407 for more information.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Information contained in the following webpages has been adapted from the Copyright Resources Center at The Ohio State University Libraries and the University of Minnesota Libraries
This web site presents information about copyright law. The LRC make every effort to assure the accuracy of this information but do not offer it as counsel or legal advice. Consult an attorney for advice concerning your specific situation.