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Copyright and Fair Use

Adapted from Texas A&M University Central Texas libuguide.

Additional Resources

U.S. Copyright Office. Circular 1. Copyright Basics.

UT System Office of General Council. Copyright Clearance Center License Implementation (UT Authentication Required).

University of Texas Libraries. The Copyright Crash Course.

Copyright Clearance Center. Copyright Basics.

Copyright Clearance Center. The Campus Guide to Copyrighted Compliance for Academic Institutions

Creative Commons.

Stanford University Libraries. Copyright & Fair Use


United States Copyright Office FAQ

  • Frequently asked questions about copyright

Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching - FAQ 

  • Created by the Association of Research Libraries, this FAQ is arranged around sequence of six overarching questions that collectively represent a good-faith analysis for circumstances that are common in teaching at most universities. 

Duke University's FAQs and Best Practices for Copyright in the Classroom

Further Reading

5 Myths

Bailey J. Copyright myths [Internet]. New Orleans: Plagiarism Today; 2011. Available from

Jassin LJ. Ten common copyright permission myths. New York:; 2011. Available from

Templeton B. 10 big myths about copyright explained [Internet]. [n.p.]:; 2008. Available from

5 Principles 

Creative Commons. Creative Commons [Internet]. Mountain View (CA): Creative Commons; 2011. Available from

Harper GK. Copyright Crash Course [Internet]. Austin (TX): University of Texas Libraries; 2007. Available from

Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition. SPARC Resources for Authors [Internet]. Washington: Association of Research Libraries; 2011. Available from