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Copyright Information

As an institution that values intellectual inquiry in its undergraduate and graduate programs, provides leadership in the development of knowledge, and creates opportunities for the application of knowledge to real-world problems; Portland State University is committed to adhering to all applicable laws regarding intellectual property. Copyright law is of particular importance in the academic setting. The University has established a Copyright Policy to inform and assist employees and students in copyright law compliance. Portland State University employees and students are expected to exercise good faith effort to comply with the provisions of the Copyright Policy as well as current U.S. Copyright law and any license or contract terms and provisions. Prohibited copying practices are those not specifically allowed by the:

  • U.S. Copyright laws
  • Fair use guidelines
  • Licenses or contractual agreements
  • Express permission from copyright holders

Copyright Policy

Copyright Decision Flowcharts

Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Symposium - April 29, 2009

"The C Word: Using Author Rights to Enhance Scholarship in the Digital Research Environment"
April 29, 2009 from Noon to 4:30 pm
Smith Memorial Student Union 327/328/329
For more information, including the event program see:

Spring Symposium - April 25th, 2008

Other University Policies

Scholarly Publishing / Author's Rights

Other Resources

Brochures and Comic Books
Best Practices
Charts and Summaries

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Beasley PSU Library Scholarly Communication Coordinator at 503-725-3688.

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