Copyright

Last Updated: 8/27/2020 6:22 PM

COPYRIGHT

This page has been designed to help you to navigate the complicated world of copyright. Click on a question about copyright, and you will be linked to a website that helps to address that question. Websites used to answer questions are The Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA.org) and Copyrightkids.org. Keep in mind, copyright laws are constantly changing; this page serves as a general set of guidelines. 

 

What is copyright?

 

What is/is not protected by copyright?

 

Why should I be concerned about copyright?

 

What is copyright infringement?

 

What is fair use?

 

What is public domain?

 

When do I need permission to use copyrighted material?

 

How do I obtain a copyright for my work? Should I? 

 

How long is a work protected by copyright?

 

How do I go about getting permission to use copyrighted material? (Click on "Getting Permission" in drop down "Make a selection" menu top left)

 

Where can I find free music? (There are more sites - just do a Google search!)

 

Where can I find free pictures/photos? (There are more sites - just do a Google search!)

 

Where can I find free videos? (There are more sites - just do a Google search!)