Important Copyright Information

ODU's Library upholds copyright law in all acquisition and use of materials. Members of the ODU community are responsible for obtaining copyright permission. Copyright law is not clear cut; therefore, the resources on this page can help.

Listed below are resources with information about copyright law, use of copyrighted materials, determining the copyright status of a work, and other related resources found online and through the ODU Library.  

Introductory Information

General Information

Guides for Determining the Copyright Status of a Work

Educational Fair Use and the TEACH Act

How to Copyright a Work

Browse the ODU Library Catalog for more copyright resources

Interested in learning more or need help? Visit our Copyright Information guide for more details and personal assistance.

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