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Copyright Information

An overview of issues common with copyright and the use of library information resources. Nothing in this guide is to be construed as legal advice.

Introduction to Copyright

This guide is intended both as an overview of the application of copyright law and best practices to an academic and teaching setting as well as a reference to all KUMC and Dykes Library resources related to applying copyright law and best practices.

Nothing in this guide is to be construed as legal advice. If you require professional legal help or assistance please consult an intellectual property attorney.

What's In This Guide

Overview of resources offered by this guide.

Basic definitions and explanations of both copyright protection and fair use.

Best practices for registering and retaining author copyright of created works.

Overview of applying copyright best practices to using materials in the classroom, including the TEACH Act.

Descriptions and links to other specific Dykes Library guides related to copyright best practices.

References to other online resources related to copyright law and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions about copyright law and policies at KUMC and Dykes Library.

Contact Your Librarian

The Dykes Library Research and Learning Department provides individual and group consultations for KUMC students and faculty.

We provide support for:

  • Research Projects
  • Citation Management
  • Finding Clinical Evidence

To schedule a consultation (in-person or remote) or contact a librarian directly, click on either link below.

Thank you to Strauss Health Sciences Library of the University of Colorado for permission to reuse material from their Copyright guide.