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Copyright guidance and information for the Franklin University community

How to use this Guide

This guide provides copyright information and general principles to Franklin University students, faculty, staff, and administration, and also supports Franklin University's institutional copyright policy.

The material presented in this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or the official policy of Franklin University.

Copyright Services Available from the Library

The Franklin University Library provides copyright education according to the contextual needs of our institution. We will serve as the contact point for copyright-related issues at Franklin University and help faculty members and staff with:

  1. Copyright information related to day-to-day issues;
  2. Explaining the basics of copyright law for non-lawyers;
  3. The application of copyright exceptions, including fair use and the Teach Act, to your day-to-day work;
  4. Guidance on techniques and steps to protect Franklin University Copyrights;
  5. How to be copyright compliant;
  6. Advice on dealing with re-occurring copyright situations;
  7. Content in online courses and class websites;
  8. Guidance on the use of license protected content.

Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and Students should consult the:

If you are developing or revising course or university business content see our

While we do not provide legal advice on specific questions or instances of use of copyright protected material, we can help you understand the principles of copyright, including fair use, and the TEACH Act, so that you can complete your work in an efficient and effective manner.

Copyright Books/Ebooks Available at the Library

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