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Provides a general overview of copyright issues for University of Maryland faculty and students.

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For permission to use materials from publications produced by campus departments, programs, or research centers under the auspices of the University of Maryland, contact the UPub Copyright Clearing Center.


This is a guide to copyright information and issues for University of Maryland students and faculty prepared by University Libraries staff in cooperation with the UMD Office of General Counsel. 

Information in this library guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.

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Further Reading

Bonner, Kimberely M., editor. The Center for Intellectual Property Handbook. New York: Neal-Schumann Publishers, Inc., 2006.

Crews, Kenneth D., Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012.

Hirtle, Peter B., Emily Hudson, and Andrew T. Kenyon. Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums. New York: Cornell University Library, 2009

Hoon, Peggy. Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching - FAQ. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2007.