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Copyright Information

links to guides, information centers, tutorials and publications dealing with copyright issues of interest to academia

St. Mary's Intellectual Property Policy

St. Mary's University's Intellectual Property Policy was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2011. It addresses policies concerning copyright, patents, trademarks, and research materials.

Open Access

open access iconThe Open Access "movement" is attempting to make more results of academic research freely available online, without most of the normal copyright restrictions. The movement is gaining ground in academia, especially in the sciences, due to federal guidelines that require that publications and data resulting from federally-sponsored research be deposited in free-access repositories.

To learn more about this exciting new wrinkle in the scholarly communications landscape, check out the Open Access tab above.

Fair Use

pen and paper iconThis PowerPoint presentation was used in 2006 as a faculty workshop. Links to websites have been updated. At the end of the presentation is a listing of fair use-related court cases through the date of the presentation.