US copyright

US Copyright

We have created a separate set of pages for use by students at GCUNY. This is because although the priciples of copyright may be the same in the UK and US, the way the law is written and implemented is very different. For example, the US has the idea of "fair use" and the Teach Act which are designed to make life easier for those working in academia. The pages are split into sections to enable you to go directly to the relevant area.

MIT have produced a free online course called an Introduction to copyright law in America. It leads to an ALISON diploma and takes 4-5 hours to complete.

This is a complex subject, so we have structured this section on two levels, the first gives you headline information and guides to help you deal with issues arising in your day to day work. The second goes in to each aspect of copyright in more detail.

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PILOT - Copyright edited by Marion Kelt and based on Copyright Crash Course by University of Texas Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at