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The stopping point for information about copyright issues, both general and specific to Arcadia University.
Copyright is a complex subject.
The Copyright Desk website will help you understand the complexities better without going too deep.
Some of the most common and important themes surrounding copyright
Basics Get started on understanding copyright
Fair Use Ways that copyrighted works can get used without the risk of infringement
Public Domain Works that aren't under any copyright protection
International Copyright What copyright protection looks like across borders
Examples of how to reuse safely and, on the flip side, ensure your work is protected
Copyright Articles Those of broad interest to AU community members
Copyright Case Studies Cases that have arisen within AU
Plagiarism An issue that isn't really copyright but gets confused easily
Everyone is a user of copyrighted work. Here’s what you have to consider.
Uses of Copyrighted Works Derivative works vs. transformative works
Works Almost Free of Copyrights How user licenses can affect copyright issues
Everyone is an author of copyrighted work. Here’s what you have to consider.
AU Authors How Arcadia University looks at different institutional community members
Types of Copyrighted Works What is and is not able to be copyrighted
What else is available to help understand the complexities?
Tools Fair Use Analysis Tool, Public Domain Slider
Websites Other good copyright websites, including the US Copyright Office and Creative Commons
Primary Sources US Constitution, Copyright Law in the US Code, and more
Glossary A dictionary specifically for copyright as referenced through this site
The Copyright Desk
The Four Factors
Email Request Appointment Profile
MLA Style (Modern Language Association, 8th ed.)
Example “Public Domain.” The Copyright Desk. Arcadia University, 2020, https://www.arcadia.edu/landman-library/services/copyright/public-domain. Accessed 1 Sept. 2020.
Learn more Purdue Online Writing Lab [OWL]. MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications). Purdue University.
APA Style (American Psychological Association, 7th ed.)
Example The Copyright Desk. (2020). Public Domain. Arcadia University. Retrieved September 1, 2020, from https://www.arcadia.edu/landman-library/services/copyright/public-domain
Learn more Purdue Online Writing Lab [OWL]. Reference List: Electronic Sources [APA]. Purdue University.
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