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Copyright for UMSL Faculty

A guide to copyright rules and regulations in an educational setting.


This guide is here to help you understand the issues related to copyright in an educational environment with a focus on how to use copyrighted material on UMSL courseware such as MyGateway (Canvas).

It does not cover the issues of copyright ownership of items produced by a faculty member.

This guide is not meant to replace authoritative legal advice. It is intended to give faculty members information that may facilitate their individual decisions whether to use or place copyrighted material on an UMSL courseware site.

Copyright and Use of Materials during COVID-19 Pandemic

This is an opinion statement by library professionals regarding the use of copyrighted materials during the current pandemic situation.