Copyright Information from the Library
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.
- Copyright Best Practices for Using Course Management Systems
- Pay-Per-Use Services - For obtaining copyright permission
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.
- Copyright & Digital Distance Education (U.S. Copyright Office)
- The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (U.S. Copyright Office)
- 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained - A good, basic primer on copyright law and the Internet
- Copyright & Fair Use Act (Stanford University Libraries)
- Copyright Crash Course (University of Texas System)
Guides for Determining the Copyright Status of a Work
- Copyright & Fair Use - Charts & Tools (Stanford U Libraries)
- How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work (Library of Congress)
Educational Fair Use and the TEACH Act
- Copyright and Fair Use: Best Practices for Open Educational Resources (Stanford University)
- The Teach Act - Concerning copyright in distance education (Penn State)
How to Copyright a Work
- The United States Copyright Office Information - Copyright registration forms, etc.
- ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Browse the ODU Library Catalog for more copyright resources