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.
The Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University has complied an extensive list of resources to assist in locating copyright owners.
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.
For Teaching Faculty:
1) Use articles and materials to which the University has electronic licensing rights.
2) Use works in the public domain.
3) Create and use your own works.
4) Using the four factors of fair use, conduct individual fair use analyses for every work you wish to reproduce and distribute to a class and record your analysis.
5) Obtain permission from copyright owners.
1) Copy only so much of a work as you need to complete your academic project.
2) Limit distribution to the class and professor.
|Exhibit materials in a live classroom?||Post materials to an online class?||Distribute readings?||Create electronic reserves?|
|Works Not Copyrighted||Public Domain Works||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Copyrighted Works||Your Own Works||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Open Access Works||Yes||Link||Link||Link|
|Electronic Works Licensed by UMD||
|Electronic Works with a Creative Commons License||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
* If meets either TEACH Act or Fair Use standards. If not, LINK or seek permission.
** If meets Fair Use standards. If not, LINK or seek permission.
Adapted from the ARL brochure, Know Your Copy Rights.