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.
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. For information on including your previously published work in your thesis/dissertation, please see the companion guide:
The US Copyright office provides documentation and information copyright law, along with forms for registering copyright and other useful information. Sections of interest:
Presentations by USF Librarians to faculty and students on campus.