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Copyright Information

A framework for understanding common copyright issues for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community. Does not constitute legal advice.

Introduction to Copyright

Copyright Wordle

This guide is intended to provide faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus (CU-AMC) a framework for understanding US copyright law and the fair use doctrine. This information does not constitute legal advice.

Strauss Health Sciences Library faculty members are knowledgeable regarding copyright policies and procedures for which US copyright law mandates responsibility to libraries. For advice and information regarding other provisions of copyright and intellectual property law, Anschutz personnel may contact CU Innovations.

Copyright Training at Strauss Library

Do you find yourself wondering whether you can use a certain image, video, article, or table in your teaching and scholarship? Do you waiver between asking permission or begging for forgiveness later? Our copyright class will empower you to confidently make basic copyright decisions. Using your real-life scenarios, we will introduce and apply the concept of fair use (an exception to copyright) and will examine other options to lower risk when making copyright decisions.

Class topics include:

  • What is the purpose of copyright?
  • What is copyrightable and what is not?
  • Copyright ownership as a university employee
  • Applying fair use to participant copyright scenarios

This is an active discussion class, so please bring your own copyright situations/concerns.