Welcome to the Copyright LibGuide! This guide is designed to share information on copyright and related topics. This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.
University Copyright Policies
Texas State University-San Marcos has several official copyright policies. Please note that these policies are on different review cycles. Some are more current than others.
Creative Commons License/Copyright Statement
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
You're not off the hook...
Just because you are at an educational institution doesn't mean that you have a free license to use any available information...check the Fair Use section of this guide for more information.
Crediting sources and obtaining permission to use resources (when necessary) is an important component of your scholarly work.
Copyright and the Book: Authors, Publishers and the Public Interest - a panel discussion on how the book brings together the interests of all these parties as well as the need for copyright law reform: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Copyrighta&showFullAbstract=1
Texas State University Campus Guide to Copyright and Copyright and Scholarly Communications Digest
What about Plagiarism?
Plagiarism and copyright infringement are often associated with each other but are not the same. Using someone else's thoughts or ideas as your own without properly giving credit is plagiarism. It is your responsibility to understand what plagiarism is and know how to avoid it.
Resources on Plagiarism:
Texas State LibGuide on Plagiarism
Penn State Guide to Avoiding Plaigiarism