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. 

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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
    using the Copyright Clearance Center licensing service or or obtaining permission directly from a copyright holder
  • Open Content
    Creative Commons licenses and open educational resources
  • Public Domain
    determining when a copyright expires 
  • TEACH Act
    Empire State College is TEACH Act compliant as of the beginning of the January 2014 term.
  • Your Copyright
    your rights and how to register your copyright
  • Copyright of Images
    specific issues pertaining to using images in teaching and learning

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