This guide is provided by Information Services, Connecticut College's merged library and technology division. It's designed to provide information about copyright, especially as it pertains to research and instructional activities at Connecticut College. It includes a basic overview of what copyright is, what kinds of things can and cannot be copyrighted, fair use and other exceptions to copyright, and several copyright-related topics that frequently arise in higher education, including course reserves, classroom usage, videos and images. It also discusses the important issue of illegal downloads of music and video material.
An important disclaimer: Nothing on this guide is intended as legal advice. It is intended only as education about copyright and issues related to copyright.
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