This copyright tutorial is intended as a guide to basic issues of copyright in an academic setting, especially student-related issues. It is not intended as legal advice. UWF students, faculty, and researchers should consult with the University's legal counsel on specific copyright issues, especially if the publication or access of a document or website will have national or world-wide distribution.
After completing this tutorial a student will know how:
- Define Copyright
- Determine the probability of whether an item is still covered by copyright
- Understand and apply the concept of "Fair Use"
- Determine whether items are in the "public domain"
- Name the major categories of works which are covered by copyright