The compilation of links on this page is for faculty and students who wish to find out how current copyright law effects their use of intellectual property. Under U.S. laws, faculty and students have rights to use intellectual property for educational (non-profit) activities called "fair use" rights. These rights are restricted rights, and so it is a good idea to become familiar with both the fair use rights and the restrictions of copyright that still apply to educational activities. The copyright law pages provide links to the statute that describes fair use rights: Title 17 Chapt 1, Section 107.
University at Albany faculty members: if you would like to have a presentation regarding copyright or fair use in your class, please contact Lorre Smith 437-3946 or use the chat box on the right side of the page.
Other links are included in this guide to answer questions and to provide further reading on both copyright and fair use. The page includes mostly U.S. law, but some international sites and resources can be found here.