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Copyright Basics

Resources for copyright


The purpose of this guide is to assist the UND community with copyright information.

In this guide, you will find: 

  • General Information
    • Copyright
    • Registering for Copyright 
    • Fair Use 
    • Public Domain
    • Differences between Copyrighted works, Patents, and Trademarks. 
    • Additional resources including websites, videos, and books 
  • Ethical Considerations in Teaching
    • Best practices
    • Utilizing course reserves and OERs 
    • Information for students scanning materials and using interlibrary loan 
  • Information for Authors 
    • Author Rights information ​​
    • Scholarly Sharing 
    • Creative Commons (CC) License 

Please note this guide should not be used for legal advice.

This guide does not cover plagiarism; please see the Ethical Use of Sources and Writing guide for information on plagiarism. 

Legal Counsel for UND

Reference and Research Services, Chester Fritz Library