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Copyright: Introduction


This Guide discusses Copyright Law and its use at the University of Illinois Springfield.


For placing items on Couse Reserve, see the faculty guide at 

For more information about Copyright and Course Reserves, please see the Guidelines and Procedures for Copyright Compliance in the Use of Library Materials.


General Statement on Copyright

Illinois Copyright Policy

The University of Illinois at Springfield makes every effort to comply with laws and institutional policies on copyright and to encourage awareness within its community of both responsibilities and appropriate actions for compliance.

Copyright law can be a complex topic to navigate, and the issues students, faculty and staff must confront when it comes to copyright are often different. For that reason, the University has compiled a variety of resources to help you navigate your copyright responsibilities.

In addition, a variety of laws and regulations shape the specifics of copyright law. The Higher Education Opportunity Act is one of the laws that shapes copyright policies and education efforts at colleges and universities in America. How the University of Illinois at  Springfield satisfies the requirements of HEOA are outlined in this guide.

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