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Copyright is a difficult and changing concept as more of our work (text, photos, videos, music, etc.) appears in digital form and available to a wider audience than just our campus. There is a common belief that because we are a university and a nonprofit that everything we do falls under fair use. That is not the case.
Copyright is covered under university policy #76. There are numerous resources, including a Copyright Team available to the campus to help navigate this complex path.
The Parkside Library has a copyright librarian who can help with a number of questions. In addition, the Library website has a number of resources including a Fair Use Evaluator. The site has sources for images, videos, music, and more that can be used by Parkside staff.
For help answering copyright questions that deal with your class, organization, or event, contact Creative Services. The rules concerning promotion are much stricter than those for a classroom situation. The Creative Services website contains several links with information about copyright.
Creative Services can help find licensed and public domain images, music and video clips, or help you create your own.
The widespread use of distance education has complicated copyright law even more. As professors create materials for online access using copyrighted images and videos, the law changes. What may be Fair Use in a brick and mortar classroom may not be in a digital online holding space. The Learning Technology Center can help with questions concerning distance education materials.
Student Activities can help answers about showing films and TV shows on campus. They deal with a number of licensed resources including Swank and HBO.
Paid stock image sources (check with Creative Services to see if the university has purchased an acceptable image before purchasing):