Having a basic knowledge of copyright law and knowing where to find additional information when needed is essential in navigating the scholarly communication system, especially scholarly publishing. Most academics run into copyright issues with regard to two circumstances: 1) as users of copyrighted material and 2) as the copyright owners of the works they create and or author.

Information and resources on using copyrighted material:

  • Copyright Basics
  • FAQs
  • copyrightinfo [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu - a UCSB resource for copyright questions

Information and resources on your rights as a copyright owner and managing your intellectual property see: