The Course Materials Program creates course packs and obtains the necessary permissions for using materials.
The Copyright Permissions Service, offered by the MSU Libraries, assists in obtaining permissions for MSU affiliated persons. The Library Office of Copyright provides information, guidance, and education about copyright law and compliance to the MSU community.
Guide to copyright basics and how they apply to teaching, learning, and research.
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about copyright at MSU.
This interactive learning module, available through the NYU School of Medicine's learning activity platform Compass, introduces key concepts in US copyright law and addresses some of the challenges associated with using copyrighted materials. Designed for faculty and instructors in medical environments who create course materials, lecture slides, and presentations for use online.
A short animated video created by the Copyright Clearance Center to explain copyright issues frequently faced at academic institutions.
Developed by the University of Texas System, this online tutorial covers how ownership of copyrighted materials works, what is fair use, and when and how to get permission to use someone else's materials.
By adjusting the arrows according to the date of publication, this tool can help determine if a work is protected by copyright or in the public domain.
By answering a series of questions this tool can help determine if the use of material constitutes Fair Use.
A free online tool to help educators determine if their intended use of materials meets requirements for educational use without permission of the copyright holder.
Flowchart developed by the University of Minnesota Libraries to quickly determine whether or not the use of material requires copyright permission to use.
Allows authors to easily choose the appropriate Creative Commons license for their own material.