Understanding copyright law isn't easy. We’ve provided resources for answering common questions.
What is copyright?
Understanding Copyright library guide: reviews copyright basics and definitions
U.S. Copyright Office: learn copyright basics, review copyright records, or register your works
How can I navigate fair use in my class?
- Copyright for Research and Teaching guide: fair use and other copyright exemptions for teaching & learning
- Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use: fair use best practices for various types of material
- Fair Use Fundamentals Infographic (PDF): four factors of fair use and emphasizing good examples of fair use
How does copyright affect my thesis/dissertation?
Copyright for Theses, Dissertations, and Creative Components: ISU library guide for graduate students on copyright and your work.
How can I teach my students about copyright?
Teaching Copyright: Handouts, lesson plans, and other educational materials for teaching and learning about copyright.
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