Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright Basics

Copyright and fair use are a great concern for scholarship, publishing and teaching. Copyright law stipulates the rights and conditions authors enjoy over their works. Fair use guidelines describe circumstances and types of uses which would not be considered infringement of copyright.

If you are looking for a very quick overview summarizing how you can use the intellectual property of others in your face to face classroom teaching, review the chart below or download the full What You Can Do: Tips for Faculty & Teaching Assistants in Higher Education brochure.

For consideration of using material in online courses, review the PSU Copyright policy with respect to the TEACH Act.