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The university provides faculty, staff, and students at Kutztown University with an understanding of copyright law and fair use. Legal action will be taken place if copyright is not properly used.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your question and we will research an answer for you.
You can consult with an attorney for advice concerning your situation if you have any concerns. The guide also includes copyright and fair use compliance guidelines for faculty.
The Copyright law, is also defined in Title 17 of the United States Code, protects "original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression" for a limited period. This includes the legal right to publish and sell artistic, or musical work. It also protects authors, publishers and producers, and the public. Copyright protects the following categories:
Ownership of a copyrighted work includes the right to control the use of that work. Use of such work by others during the term of the copyright requires either permission from the author or reliance on the doctrine of fair use. Failure to do one or the other will expose the user to a claim of copyright infringement for which the law provides remedies including payment of money damages to the copyright owner.