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Adherence to copyright laws and guidelines not only protects both individual faculty members and WPI from liability, but also promotes professional standards and practices.

Other motivators:

  • Commitment to following CONFU Guidelines permits more flexible online uses

  • Legitimate electronic access to documents can save students costs

  • Legitimate electronic access to documents can save the university funds

  • E-readings links in myWPI permits more ad-hoc distribution of useful links

Request permissions for copyrighted works

Copyright Compliant Course Readings

To create legitimate links to electronic content available within subscribed library resources, view our guide: Delivering Content Through myWPI: Creating e-Reading Links to Full Text Articles & Books in Subscription Databases (PDF) 

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Below are useful titles in Gordon Library for learning more.

  • Copyright in the New Millennium: The Impact of Recent Changes to U.S. Copyright Law. Presented by American Association of Law Libraries. Recorded with permission on May 21, 1999 from a satellite transmission. Two videocassettes. (General Collection: KF2995 C7 1999 video)

  • Lindsey, Marc. Copyright Law on Campus. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, c2003. (General Collection: KF3030.1 L56 2003)

  • Stim, Richard. Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off. Berkeley: Nolo, 2004. (General Collection: KF3002 Z9 S75 2004)

  • Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators : Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions. Chicago : American Library Association, 2006. (General Collection KF2995 C74 2005)