CopyrightThe Library works to educate and promote lawful uses of copyrighted works by the PSU Community. Copyright is a great concern for scholarship, publishing and teaching. Copyright law stipulates the rights and conditions authors enjoy over their works and how others may use them. At PSU, there are several policies to consider:
- University Copyright Policy The Library provides an overview of PSU’s copyright policy.
- Intellectual Property Policies and Guidelines Research and Sponsored Projects guidelines outlining faculty rights and responsibilities in the areas of patents, copyright, course materials, and more.
Fair UseFair Use doctrine, section 107 of copyright law, outlines four areas of consideration that may allow for copyrighted works to be used without a license:
- Purpose and character of use
- Nature of the copyrighted work
- Amount of work used
- Effect on the market