Copyright Information Resource Center

The Empire State College Online Library has created and maintains this site about copyright as an information resource for faculty, staff and students; however, this site should not be construed as legal advice. 

Copyright Topics

  • DMCA
    Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 
  • Educational Use
    Title 17, Section 110(1): face-to-face educational performance and display of copyrighted materials
  • Fair Use
    Title 17, Section 107: criticism, commentary, scholarship, research, study and transformative uses  
  • Getting Permission
    how to use the Copyright Clearance Center licensing service or send a permissions letter 
  • Your Copyright
    What your rights are and how to register your copyright 
  • Open Content
    Creative Commons licenses and open educational resources
  • Public Domain
    How to determine when a copyright expires 
  • TEACH Act
    Empire State College is TEACH Act compliant as of the beginning of the January 2014 term. 

Copyright Resources