How Can I?

Learn About Copyright

The copyright clause of the Constitution gives Congress the power to grant authors exclusive rights to their writings in order to “promote the progress of science and the useful arts” (article 1, section 8, clause 8).

What You Need to Know About Copyright

For Students

  • Finding the copyright owner
  • Getting Permission
  • Sample copyright permission letter
  • Additional resources for obtaining permissions
  • How to copyright your own work
  • Legal sources of online content

For Faculty

  • Course files
  • How to place books on reserve in the Library
  • How to request materials for electronic reserves

Copyright Research Guide