Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright Issues
Fair Use: The ??fair use?? exception to copyright law allows non??owners of copyrighted work to copy and use another??s work for educational, research or non-profit purposes in limited instances without the permission of the copyright owner.
Obtaining Copyright Permissions: Copyright owners have several exclusive rights, including the right to copy, distribute, perform or display their works or create derivatives of their works. If non??owners wish to use copyrighted works and the ??fair use?? and other exceptions to copyright law do not seem to apply, the non??owners must identify and contact the copyright owners for permission to use the work(s).
TEACH Act: The Technology, Educational and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) passed in 2002, is a revision to the section of copyright law that deals with the performance and display of copyright protected works in distance education settings.
Other Copyright Resources: If you don not find the answers you are seeking, please contact one of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities?? Intellectual Property Coordinators for further assistance.