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Information and resource guide for those interested in how copyright affects teaching, learning, research, and scholarly publishing.
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Books @ UF Libraries

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Creative license : the law and culture of digital sampling - Kembrew McLeod and Peter DiCola
Call Number: Legal Information Center (New Books) KF 3035 .M35 2011

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Infringement nation : copyright 2.0 and you - John Tehranian
Call Number: Legal Information Center (New Books) KF 2994 .T44 2011

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Bound by Law - Keith Aoki
Call Number: Online and at Library West and the Legal Information Center

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Illustrated Story of Copyright - Edward Samuels
Call Number: Legal Information Center and Library West KF2994 .S26 2000



None of the material contained within this LibGuide should be construed or considered to be legal advice. The information contained herein is for information and instructional purposes only.


Fall 2014 Scholarly Communications Workshops

The following scholarly communications workshops will be offered in Library West Room 211 and online via Adobe Connect. Registration at least 24 hours in advance is REQUIRED for online workshops. Registration is requested, but not required, for in person workshops.

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For more information, contact Christine Fruin at or (352) 273-2710


Copyright Essentials for the Graduate Researcher (Updated for Fall 2014!)

Working on your thesis or dissertation and including copyrighted works of others in your paper? Confused about the publication and deposit options available to you for your dissertation and wondering what impact these options will have on later publication of your work? This workshop will answer these common copyright questions that graduate students encounter as they write and prepare to publish their own thesis or dissertation. This workshop is a must for all graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation!

Library West 211: September 10th 12:00-1:00 PM; October 2nd 12:00-1:00 PM
Online (Adobe Connect): September 22nd 7:00-8:00 PM; October 29th 2:00-3:00 PM


Copyright for Online Teaching (Updated for Fall 2014!)

Whether you are preparing an online course for UF students or getting ready to launch a course through Coursera, this workshop will assist faculty, instructional designers and others in navigating the copyright issues that arise when delivering course content online. The workshop will cover the law of fair use and the various alternatives available to delivering copyrighted content through the eLearning and Coursera platforms. Special focus will be on incorporating images, audio, and video in online courses.  

Library West 211: September 12th 12:00-1:00 PM; October 15th 12:00-1:00 PM
Online (Adobe Connect): September 18th 12:00-1:00 PM; October 15th 4:30-5:30 PM


Protect Your Rights as Author: Understanding Copyright and Open Access

This workshop will teach participants about how they can find and interpret the copyright policies of publishers using Sherpa/RoMEO and other resources; how to read and understand the terms of publication agreements including archiving rights; and how to preserve their rights as authors through open access and publication agreement addenda.

Library West 211: November 5th 12:00-1:00 PM
Online (Adobe Connect): November 12th 4:30-5:30 PM


"Copyright on Campus" by Christine Fruin

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(352) 273-2710
Library West Room 256
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Copyright in the U.S. Constitution


The Congress shall have Power ...

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts,

by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors

the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries

(United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8)


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