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Copyright Basics: I Need More Help!

This guide covers the bare-bones basics of copyright law and the responsible and ethical reuse of images, in particular. It is intended to help guide college students as they build websites that serve educational purposes. It is not intended to provide le

Remaining Questions? Things unclear?

Copyright law is tangled and messy and it can be difficult to navigate. If you have any questions at all or just want to run a specific scenario by me, please don't hesitate to get in touch. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am working off campus and only half time. Email is the best way to get in touch. It may take me a moment to respond to your email due to my limited hours of availability, but I will try my best to do so promptly. I'm happy to have virtual conversations over Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, or Skype if you'd prefer to meet face-to-face for a consultation. 

External Resources

Stanford's resources, written by a lawyer, offer basic definitions as well as historical context. They also keep a running list of examples of precedent-setting fair use cases and how they were decided.

For those looking for more in-depth resources, especially those designed for librarians and information professionals, ACRL's Scholarly Communication Toolkit has a helpful list of publications and courses. is an authoritative and regularly-updated resource. It includes some information on the impact of COVID-19 on Fair Use. The actual laws are posted on the page, broken down into sections.



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Catie Heil
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Lower 1, Andrews Library