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Copyright: Copyright for Faculty

Information about copyright and how it affects your teaching, research, and learning at Davidson

Know your copyrights

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Click on the image above to see this useful publication from the Association of Research Libraries.

Did you know?

Educational use is not always fair use!

To learn more about fair use, see our fair use guide.


This site is intended for informational purposes only.  Library staff members cannot give legal advice.  For legal advice, you should contact an intellectual property attorney.


It is important to understand copyright because it affects what you can use in your teaching and your research.  You can use something for educational purposes and still be responsible for copyright infringement. In this guide, you'll find information about what you can use to be in compliance with U.S. copyright law.

Copyright and Moodle

All items placed in Moodle must comply with United States copyright law and the Davidson College copyright policy.

When providing digital materials to students, educators must either secure permission for use or ensure that they are meeting the fair use standards of U.S. copyright law.

For guidelines and step-by-step instructions for meeting copyright compliance in Moodle, see our Posting Materials in Moodle guide.

Kevin Smith copyright lecture

Did you miss Kevin Smith's lecture last February? You can now listen to the recording online. Login with davidson\ and your network username (e.g. davidson\imwildcat) and password.

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