Welcome to the UC Copyright Education
Copyright and the "fair use" doctrine
are of special concern in education and research. Every day educators
and scholars deal with the creation and communication of ideas and
information embodied in copyrighted works. As both creators and users
of copyrighted and public domain materials, it is vital that the University
of California faculty, students, and staff understand and responsibly
exercise the rights accorded them under the copyright law, particularly
now in light of new technologies and laws that challenge long-standing
educational and library exemptions and interpretations.
This web site was created in response to those
needs; it is devoted to educating the larger UC academic community
about copyright. It is a direct outgrowth of the
University Standing Committee on Copyright's continuing commitment
to improve the quality and delivery of copyright information, education,
and support services available to the UC community.
This site serves as an educational resource for
the UC community. The site assembles a wide range of materials related
to the use of copyrighted and public domain materials by individuals
and educational institutions. The information on this site is intended
as a guide to copyright in the academic setting and should not be
construed as legal advice.