Copyright Portal

Copyright and Fair Use at UC Libraries

Copyright law has played an important role in the authorship of books and other writings, and since the late nineteenth century, audio recordings, followed by video and now digital media. Beginning in the 1970's, Congress has amended copyright several times while attempting to realize the implications of newer technologies.

Authors and users of potentially copyrighted works need to have a basic familiarity with the features of copyright law, and as importantly, need to be able to locate more detailed information. This copyright website provides tools and resources to help the UC community make informed decisions about copyright and fair use in an academic setting.

For information about University of Cincinnati’s policy on intellectual property, please visit the UC Intellectual Property Office website ( If you find that you need additional information, please consider contacting the Scholarly Communications Strategist or your personal attorney.



Disclaimer: The information on these web pages and that received from the Scholarly Communications Strategist is not legal advice, nor is he legal counsel to the university or any members of the university community.