Illinois Copyright Policy

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign makes every effort to comply with laws and institutional policies on copyright and to encourage awareness within its community of both responsibilities and appropriate actions for compliance.

Copyright law can be a complex topic to navigate, and the issues students, faculty and staff must confront when it comes to copyright are often different. For that reason, the University has compiled a variety of copyright resources to help you navigate your copyright responsibilities.

In addition, a variety of laws and regulations shape the specifics of copyright law. The Higher Education Opportunity Act is one of the laws that shapes copyright policies and education efforts at colleges and universities in America. How the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign satisfies the requirements of HEOA are outlined on this page.

Finally, at the start of each academic year, an email notification is sent to students providing basic information about the University’s copyright policies, including the consequences of unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. The content of the annual notice is available in the Academic Catalog.