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Open access information concerning copyright (and copywrongs)

Welcome to the USF Tampa Library Copyright LibGuide!

This guide will inform you on copyright and issues pertaining to the use of copyrighted materials.  It will not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of USF General Counsel

As students and faculty, you are often faced with issues concerning the use of materials created by others.  This includes materials for the classroom, Canvas and even your research papers. Copyright Law is designed to protect the rights of the original author and also to support the continued flow of news, information, education and criticism. It is not always easy to make sense of what you can and cannot use, or when you must seek permission.

This guide is a collection of resources to assist you with these questions.  Please feel free to contact your librarian if your questions are not answered here.

U.S. Copyright Office

The US Copyright office provides documentation and information copyright law, along with forms for registering copyright and other useful information.  Sections of interest:

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