As part of the UW Colleges, UW-Fond du Lac follows the same guidelines outlined below by the UW Colleges Libraries website.  As with all other research, the staff at the UW-Fond du Lac Library is happy to help you find the information that you need, but we are not legal experts and can not give legal advice. 

"The UW Colleges Copyright Policy (UWCAP #53) complies with UW System guidelines for respecting copyright and fair use. As established by Title 17 of the U.S. Code, copyright provides the creators of original works of authorship with a limited set of exclusive rights to copy, distribute, and perform their works. Understanding what is permissible with regard to copyright and the use of copyrighted materials can be a challenging task. The advance of technology offers many opportunities to create, distribute, and control copyright protected works. Taking advantage of these opportunities sometimes places the scholarly and education community at odds with commercial interests. Copyright law attempts to balance these competing interests and to assure responsible copyright behavior. Therefore, it is critical that all members of the educational community stay informed about their rights and responsibilities. In addition to the material on this site, the UW Colleges Appropriate Use Policy may also be consulted.

The information presented here is intended for informational purposes only and nothing on this website should be construed or relied upon as legal advice.”

Please see the UW Colleges Libraries copyright website for more information. 

UWC Copyright Website: This new UW Colleges' resource contains frequently asked questions about copyright law and how it impacts educational institutions.  Specific copyright questions can be directed to the committee members listed on the site.

Licensing & Copyright for Instructors, Librarians & Students This source is from the UW Colleges Library Support Services; it provides information about licensing and public performance rights.