Why should I care about copyright law?

When it comes to copyright law, many of us think what's the big deal? Doesn't fair use mean I can copy whatever I want as long as it's for educational purposes? Well, not exactly. Copyright law is not always clear cut. What might seem to be a harmless sharing of content could land you and the university in a legal battle or charged with hefty fines. That's why it is so important for faculty, students and staff to be aware of and comply with copyright law.

Watch the video below for an easy introduction to copyright issues on campus. For more information on fair use, public domain, and compliance guidelines, visit our Copyright Guide.