Copyright and Fair Use Information

Copyright and Fair Use Information

    • Kettering College Copyright Policy

      Outlines the rights and responsibilities of Kettering College faculty, staff, and students regarding use of copyright protected materials.

    • An Overview of Copyright for Kettering College Faculty, Staff, and Students

      A brief overview of copyright considerations when using materials for instructional purposes.

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    • US Copyright Office

      The US Copyright Office oversees the administration of copyright in the US. Their website provides access to a variety of resources regarding US copyright.

    • Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance

      Developed by the Copyright Clearance Center, this site provides answers to copyright compliance questions in higher education.

    • Copyright Clearance Center

      This site is designed to facilitate obtaining clearance to use copyright-protected materials. You can see it here.

    • Copyright Crash Course

      Sponsored by the University of Texas system, this site, while a little clumsy in design, is a wealth of information on copyright issues. Try is here.

    • Copyright and Intellectual Property

      From the Association of Research Libraries, this site provides numerous links and resources regarding copyright, intellectual property and fair use.

    • Copyright Essentials for Educators

      An resource from Colorado State University for understanding copyright with in the educational setting.  Use the Copyright Use Checklist to verify that your use of copyright protected materials is appropriate.

    • Cornell University Library Copyright Information Center

      This site provides an overview of how copyright works along with useful resources to answer many of your copyright questions, including a table to help determine when material passes into the public domain.

    • Copyright and Fair Use

      Sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries, the Council on Library Resources, and FindLaw Internet Legal Resources, this site provides links to primary documents, current legislation, issues, and internet resources on copyright and fair use.

    • Fair Use Checklist

      This form can be used to evaluate and document determination of fair use.

    • Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors

      This tutorial from the Standford University Libraries explains the four factors of fair use and how they can be applied.

    • Fair Use Evaluator

      This tool will help you better understand how to determine “fairness” of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code:

      Fair Use Evaluator


    • Know Your Copy Rights: Resources for Teaching Faculty

      Presented in an FAQ format, this document answers many questions about using copyright protected materials in both the traditional face-to-face classroom and in an online environment.




      Comprehensive information on licensing digital information. See it here.

    • U.S. Copyright Office Home Page

      Here you will find all key publications of the U.S. Copyright Office, links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations, the latest copyright regulations and a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978.


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