Many common campus activities involve copyright, and so it is critical that all Stanford faculty, students and staff have a working understanding of copyright law as it impacts their daily lives. The Stanford University Libraries provide this Copyright Reminder to ensure that all members of the Stanford community have access to that critical information. The Copyright Reminder highlights common campus copyright concerns, and outlines the fundamental elements of US copyright law that apply in those situations.
Copyright law overview
This section outlines areas of US copyright law most relevant to the Stanford community.
Stanford’s Copyright & Fair Use site (http://fairuse.stanford.edu) includes a more detailed, though still abbreviated, overview of US copyright law, for those seeking more information. See Copyright Overview.