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Welcome to the Cornell University Copyright Information Center.

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Information for Faculty and Staff

This site provides numerous resources for Cornell faculty and staff interested in issues of copyright, and it addresses questions commonly asked both by users and by producers of content. The Copyright Policies page includes several sections, including one containing the top Cornell copyright policy resources, another that presents resources we recommend for content authors, and a third designed to answer your questions regarding the use of copyrighted materials as course content.

The Clearance Services page contains Cornell copyright permissions forms - a key resource for content users - in addition to information about library services related to copyright.

The Tutorials and Training page connects you to resources valuable to content producers and users alike.

Finally, the Resources page provides access to checklists and other decision tools, as well as to resources available

In addition to these pages, this site's FAQs section offers answers to the Cornell community's most frequently asked questions on copyright.

Some Frequently Asked Questions from Faculty and Staff

Q: How do I find out if a work is in the public domain?
Q: We're an educational institution - so aren't all uses fair use?

Check out the complete list of Frequently Asked Questions.