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Copyright Resources for Huntington University: Home

The following Guide presents and explains the Copyright Law of the United States. It is important ethically and legally that the University observe and adhere to these copyright laws.


The purpose of this guide is to provide information and resources for the students, faculty, and staff, at Huntington University to enable them to comply with the Copyright Law of the United States,  Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

While copyright issues can be complex, everyone needs to understand the basics. Failure to comply with copyright law can lead to substantial legal penalties for both you and the university.


Why should I care about copyright?

While the articles posted on this guide (box to the right) seem to indicate that copyright laws are becoming more relaxed (or less enforced) we should continue to abide by the laws.

  • It is the ethical thing to do
  • Are you being fair to the author?
  • Are you sure this is fair use?
  • Are you prepared to pay restoration if an author or publisher decides to sue?


Simple summary (video)

Circulars from the United States Copyright Office (Text)

Articles (You will need your HU login and password for access)

Subject Guide

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