Copyright Resources:

  • Teach Act Flow Chart – developed by the Office of Scholarly Communications @ Duke University Libraries


This flow chart was developed to guide decisions about when it is acceptable to digitize material for inclusion in a course management system. Note that it assumes that the material will only be available to registered students in a class and should not be relied upon outside of that narrow purpose.

Charts and Tools

Stanford University maintains a page with links to charts and tools to help determine Copyright Status, evaluate Fair Use, and determine when permissions are required.

Copyright Tutorials:

An Intellectual Property Primer for Online Instructors


This self-access training course was created in response from instructors and faculty who teach online courses at the University of California, Irvine. It should be seen as a guide and an introduction to some of the pertinent issues surrounding intellectual property rights int he context of such post-baccalaureate distance education academic programs. Please be advised that this guide does not in any way purport to offer legal advice.

Author: Jia Frydenberg
Title: Director
Department: Distance Learning Center