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Copyright and Fair Use at IUP

Responsible management of copyrighted materials used in the classroom (whether online or face-to-face) and adherence to intellectual property law is an essential component of instructional design. Classroom materials are available in multiple formats and through multiple mediums, which has increased the complexity of managing copyrighted materials for teaching purposes. 

Luis Gonzalez (ljgonzal@iup.edu), Dean of Libraries, is the designated copyright officer for the university. As part of that charge, we at the IUP Libraries, in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies and Research, and IT Services, have assembled a collection of guidelines, FAQs, and resources to help you adhere to the copyright restrictions that may govern the materials you use in your classroom. We hope you’ll find this information helpful and easy to follow. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

Disclaimer: the information presented here is only general information. Legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of the particular situation under consideration. Such is not the case here, and accordingly, the information presented here must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.

Information and Resources

Official Copyright Policy

Master Library Copyright Guidelines
Comprehensive guidelines document covering most copyright concerns. 

Copyright, Fair Use, and Public Performance (Viewing)
Library/University owned videos and copyright

Copyright FAQ 
Commonly asked questions about copyright, fair use, and other issues governing the use of copyrighted materials.

School of Graduate Studies and Research Copyright and Intellectual Property

Further Reading and Web Resources
Websites at IUP and worldwide discussing many aspects of copyright and intellectual property.

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