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.
- PSU Copyright Policy: This webpage includes PSU’s copyright policy as well as information regarding copyright law.
- The United States Copyright Office
- OUS Intellectual Property Policies and Guidelines: Portland State University Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
- Copyright Information Site: University of Minnesota
- An excellent site with useful tools for determining when a use might be considered fair and when permissions should be sought.
- Copyright Crash Course: A useful (and fast) overview of copyright law and rights published by the University of Texas Austin
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.