This guide is intended to be a general introduction to copyright law in an academic setting. Copyright law is complex and multi-faceted, and there is rarely one answer which will apply to all scenarios. In many instances, well-informed people can, and do, come to different conclusions regarding complicated uses. Therefore, understanding the basics is an important part of information literacy and being a proficient user and custodian of information.
The key to ensuring your own copyright compliance is to be as well-informed as possible, to always make a good faith effort to act within the guidelines, and to seek professional advice when necessary. The library is here to help support you wherever we can! So if you have any questions please contact the Scholarly Communications Librarian, Laura Hanscom, and she will be happy to assist you.
Please be advised that this guide does not supply legal advice but rather provides access to information on the subject.