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Dominican University Copyright Policy: Copyright Resources

Copyright Guidelines

The links below can assist Dominican community members in making decisions about the use of copyrighted material in a class. 

I want to see if a work is protected by copyright​

I want to know if my using a specific work is considered Fair Use or protected by the TEACH Act

(We recommend printing out resulting PDF to keep for one’s records.)​ for TEACH Act, which includes a checklist of items

I want to get permission to use copyrighted material for my class.

Copyright Basics

Copyright basics from the United States Copyright Office:

Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians:

The Copyright Clearance Center has a tool for copyright compliance. There is also a quiz on copyright compliance.


Obtaining Copyright Permission

The University of Texas has information on obtaining permission: