The Constitutional Provision Respecting Copyright:
"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
As an academic institution whose primary purpose is the creation, discovery, and dissemination of knowledge, Marquette University faculty, students and staff produce and share works in a variety of media, many of which qualify for copyright protection under U.S. law.
Further, our faculty, students and staff routinely use protected works in the pursuit of our respective academic, scholarly, and professional goals. Marquette University is committed to complying with all applicable copyright and intellectual property laws which balance a copyright owner's exclusive rights in protected works with the public's ability to use those same works.
Within its mission of teaching, learning, and research, Marquette University adheres to U.S. copyright law and as such, it is the responsibility of all members of the university community to make a good faith determination that their use of copyrighted material complies with the law.
The University's commitment includes supporting the full exercise of the rights accorded to users of copyrighted works under the "Fair Use" provision of federal copyright law.
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- Copyright Act of 1976
- Copyright Advisory Office (Columbia)
- Copyright Clearance Center
- Copyright Law of the U.S.
- Creative Commons
- Creative Commons in Education
- Digital Millenium Copyright Act
- Know Your Copy Rights Brochure (ARL)
- Statement on Fair Use and Electronic Reserves (ALA)
- TEACH Act
- TEACH Act, Analysis and Commentary (ALA)
- Trademark and other Intellectual Property Resource Guide
- U. S. Copyright Office
- Copyright Decision Map (Minnesota)
- Fair Use Checklist (Columbia)
- Fair Use Analysis Tool (Minnesota)
- Public Domain Calculator
- TEACH Act Toolkit (LSU Libraries)
- When Works Pass into the Public Domain (UNC)