May 24, 2022

Stanford University Libraries Releases 2016 Copyright Reminder Document

It’s always interesting to review how copyright issues are explained to various groups of users. Here’s a resource the Stanford University Libraries makes available.

From the Intro:

Copyright and intellectual property issues are a part of the fabric of research and scholarly communications, and thus all Stanford faculty, students and staff need a working understanding of copyright law as it impacts their daily lives. The Copyright Reminder, which highlights common campus copyright concerns and outlines fundamental elements of US copyright law, is distributed annually to ensure that the Stanford community remains aware of those issues.

This copyright reminder is distributed annually, but is always available on the Stanford University Libraries’ website. We strongly encourage you to read through this document each year, to refresh your memory, and perhaps notice something that you missed in past years.

Notable topics in copyright and IP for 2016 include:

  • Protection of Stanford Course Material
  • Creator’s Guide to Copyrighting Commercial Work
  • Data Management Plans & Data Sets

The 2016 Copyright Reminder was released about four weeks ago and can be accessed here (17 pages; PDF).

A HTML version of the reminder is also available.

Previous editions of document (2002-2016) can be found here. 

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