What is Copyright?

Copyright protects the author and the creator of books, music, and articles from those who would copy or reproduce their intellectual or creative works without payment and permission.

Watch the following humorous video, Copyright Basics, from the Copyright Clearance Center to enhance your understanding of copyright principles.

For additional information on copyright issues and principles see the Copyright Research Guide.

For students:

When does Copyright apply to me and my course work and class projects?

For faculty and staff:

What you need to know about Copyright at Franklin University