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Copyright Resources


The purpose of this guide is to provide quick access to copyright resources on US Copyright Law, Fair Use, Instructor Exemptions, and University Copyright Policies. 

Copyright Resources​

US Copyright Office

UT Libraries Copyright Crash Course

  • The University of Texas Libraries Copyright Crash Course created by Georgia Haper provides a detailed overview of US copyright, Fair Use, Teach Act, and permissions.

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

  • Provides an easy to read table on copyright terms and public domain from Cornell University Library.

Stanford University Copyright & Fair Use Guide

  • A great resource from Stanford University Libraries with an emphasis on copyright issues in education, fair use and policy, and includes useful copyright charts and tools.

Copyright Guidelines for Electronic Reserves

  • UT Dallas guidelines for placing materials on Electronic Reserve.

UT Dallas Copyright Page

  • UT Dallas Copyright Homepage with useful resources and contact information for the University Attorney.

UT System Intellectual Property

  • UT System policies on Intellectual Property

UT System 107 Use of Copyrighted Materials

  • UT System policy on the use of Copyrighted Materials.  


Please be aware that this library guide includes general information about copyrights and fair use that you may find helpful. Please be advised that this information is not intended to be legal advice and should not be taken as such. You should contact an attorney if you are seeking legal advice.

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