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A guide for CSUF faculty, staff, and students.

Welcome to the CSUF Copyright Guide

This guide will help you find information about: 

  • Copyright
  • Fair Use
  • Copyright in Libraries & Archives
  • Licensing & Permissions
  • Creative Commons
  • Course Management Systems

Purpose of Copyright

Copyright is codified in Title 17 of the US Code where Congress has established the law and continues to refine it as needed.  Congressional authority to administer the law comes directly from Article I of the United States Constitution: 

The Congress shall have Power…To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Tımes to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. 

- United States Constitution, Article i, Section 8

Subject Specialist

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Anthony Davis
(657) 278-5838
Subjects: Copyright

Legal Advisory

This website is for informational purposes and is not intended to be legal advice. For legal advice, please contact contact the CSUF Office of University Counsel.

For more information about copyright, contact Anthony Davis Jr., Copyright & Policy Librarian,