Understanding copyright is vital across the spectrum of scholarly communication issues taking place every day here at UCLA. Below are several ways you can receive online, self-directed instruction on copyright.
The University of California Copyright site can explain many of the questions and issues faculty and students might have about copyright, including:
- What can I use without permission in my teaching, scholarship, and other creative works?
- When necessary, how do I obtain permission to use a copyrighted work?
- What do I own? When do I retain rights to work I've created at UCLA, and what rights does the university have to the work?
If you are a UCLA Instructor with an active account on CCLE (if not, find out how), you make take the library's self-directed Copyright Basics for Instructors course, which explains the basics of copyright law, offers interactive case studies of fair use cases, points to key provisions of UC and CULA policy, and simplifies the options available to UCLA instructors as much as possible.
- You can self-enroll yourself in this course by entering the enrollment key, which is: copyright
For those working on a patent, be sure to visit the All About Copyright page at the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Sponsored Research.