Resources

Copyright Resources

University Resources

This University Library web site is intended to provide you with guidance on copyright.

The University Library provides this web site as a means of bringing University, federal and even global copyright resources together.

If you create scholarly works at the University, you should read the information provided at this web site to understand how copyright affects your work.

The Graduate College provides this web site as a means to provide copyright resources related to thesis work.

This web site provides information about copyright policies for students living in University Housing and using the Housing Network.

The University’s Student Code lays outs the rights and responsibilities of students when it comes to copyright, in addition to penalties and punishments for violating the student code.

This site run by the Library focuses on the University’s stance against plagiarism.

The Office of Technology Management provides several useful publications to better understand how copyright can protect your creations.

If you are unsure about whether you own intellectual property materials created at the University, please consult the University of Illinois Intellectual Property Ownership Determination Matrix.

    • Steps to Take if Your Work Has Been Unlawfully Reproduced

If you believe your copyrighted work has been infringed and it has been placed online, the first step to take is to search the website for a “take-down” request. Fill out the take-down request and the website, pursuant to federal law, must respond to it quickly. For further information about take-down requests, see https://www.copyright.gov/512/. For further questions regarding how to file a take-down request, contact the Copyright Librarian at srbenson@illinois.edu

    • Copyright Notice to Add to Syllabus

“©️ 2021 [Professor Name]. All rights reserved. No part of the materials used in this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, used in a spreadsheet, or transmitted in any form or by any means–electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise–without written permission from the copyright holder. You are not allowed to upload, post or transmit materials used in this course to course-sharing or other websites (such as CourseHero). Recording material from in this course, including lectures, discussions or other activities is forbidden. Sharing recorded material or posting it online is also forbidden. Any violation of these policies will be forwarded to the Office of Student Conflict Resolution for disciplinary action.”

And then a link to https://studentcode.illinois.edu/article1/part3/1-302/ for Student Code prohibition.

Also include a link to the https://copyright.illinois.edu page.

Additional Resources

EDUCAUSE updates a list of web sites and services where you can legally obtain content such as music, movies and television shows.

The United States Copyright Office provides this useful document to help you understand the foundation of our copyright system.