Copyright and Fair Use at IUP

  • Responsible management of copyrighted materials used in the classroom (whether online or face-to-face) and adherence to intellectual property law is an essential component of instructional design. Classroom materials are available in multiple formats and through multiple mediums, which has increased the complexity of managing copyrighted materials for teaching purposes. 

    The IUP Libraries, in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies and Research and with IT Services, have assembled a collection of guidelines, FAQs, and resources to help you adhere to the copyright restrictions that may govern the materials you use in your classroom. We hope you’ll find this information helpful and easy to follow. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

    Disclaimer: The information presented here is only general information. Legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of the particular situation under consideration. Such is not the case here, and accordingly, the information presented here must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.

    Information and Resources

    Official Copyright Policy

    Master Library Copyright Guidelines
    Comprehensive guidelines document covering most copyright concerns. 

    Copyright, Fair Use, and Public Performance (Viewing)
    Library/university-owned videos and copyright

    Copyright FAQ 
    Commonly asked questions about copyright, fair use, and other issues governing the use of copyrighted materials.

    T.E.A.C.H. Act Checklist
    We’ve created a checklist to help you confirm that you are in compliance with the 2002 T.E.A.C.H. Act, which details how copyright applies to online education.

    School of Graduate Studies and Research Copyright and Intellectual Property

    Further Reading and Web Resources
    Websites at IUP and worldwide discussing many aspects of copyright and intellectual property.