The purpose of this guide to to provide information about copyright for Guilford College students, faculty, and staff. This guide is not intended to be legal advice. it is the intent of Library & Learning Technologies to fully comply with Copyright Law, the TEACH Act, and all licenses and contractual agreements in the provision of resources to the Guilford College Community.
Copyright is protection provided by law to the authors or creators of original works expressed in any tangible form. This includes:
More information is available from:
Many items fall under copyright protection even if they are being used for education. Consideration of copyright is needed when:
Original works are protected whether they are registered with the Copyright office or not. These include:
The following are usually not eligible for copyright protection:
Additional information is available from the following sources: