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.

With the assistance of the School of Graduate Studies and Research and IT Services, we've assembled a collection of resources to help you understand and 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 FAQ
Commonly asked questions about copyright, fair use, and other issues governing the use of copyrighted materials.

TEACH Act Checklist
We've created a checklist to help you confirm that you are in compliance with the 2002 TEACH Act, which details how copyright applies to online education.

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.