Information for Faculty & Staff

Welcome! Our goal is to help you meet your teaching, service, and scholarship goals through the proper use of copyrighted materials.

Why should you care about copyright and proper use of copyrighted materials?

Copyright laws are theft laws that protect everyone's creative products - including your own - no matter what form that work may take. Simply put, copyright is a set of rules meant to prevent the use of your work and everyone else's work without proper permission. In addition, careful adherence to copyright provides a model for our students indicating that we take plagiarism or other theft of intellectual property seriously.

How seriously do people take copyright? What can happen if you ignore copyright guidelines/laws? If you use a copyrighted work without authorization, the owner may be entitled to bring an infringement action against you. The information contained in this site should help you avoid violating copyright laws.

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Remember that copyright is an area where there is still much ambiguity. Future legislation and court decisions will continue to shape copyright law. Information provided on this website should not be construed as legal advice.

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