How to use this guide:
This guide is designed to give faculty and students at Abilene Christian University a basic understanding of copyright law and fair use. Copyright is a complicated topic - this guide will offer a few important highlights, but it is not exhaustive in the information it provides.
The following is a summary of the tabs of this Libguide and how you might use them:
Copyright & Fair Use - learn about copyright basics and criteria for determining if copyrighted content can be used under "fair use"
Institutional Policies - ACU policies for faculty and students
TEACH Act - learn about the expansion of copyright as it applies to distance settings such as Canvas
Academic Integrity & Plagiarism - learn how to avoid plagiarism and to properly cite your sources
How to Find Open Content - learn how to find and use different types of content legally, without breaking copyright law
Questions/FAQ - ask us a question or browse our Frequently Asked Questions
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firstname.lastname@example.org - Dr. Melissa Atkinson - Director of Distance & Online Library Services
email@example.com - Erica Pye - Scholarly Communications Librarian
firstname.lastname@example.org - Dr. Kenneth Pybus, JD - Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
*Disclaimer: This guide was created by a couple of librarians, not lawyers! It is not intended to replace legal counsel! Thanks for understanding.