Welcome to Copyright Resources
According to Fairfield University's Mission statement, our "primary objectives are to develop the creative, intellectual potential of our students, and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility."
It follows, then, that our students, faculty, and staff must respect the intellectual and creative property of all persons and abide by the U.S. copyright laws. These laws have changed over the years and continue to evolve. This site was developed to assist all members of the Fairfield University community in discerning how or if they can use copyrighted materials legally.
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Fair-Use provisions, which were enacted into law in 1976, gives educators, scholars and students limited use of copyrighted materials without obtaining permission from copyright holders. The distinction between Fair-Use and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined but certain guidelines have been offered.
- U.S. Copyright Legislation
- Know Your Copy Rights
- American Library Association
- TEACH Act Toolkit
- A Fresh Look at the Fair Use Checklist