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Copyright at Carleton
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the copyright implications of storing information in the cloud (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)?
Where can I go to learn about Carleton College’s copyright policy?
Do I need copyright permission for everything I put on Reserve?
I want to put an article/book chapter from a source published in another country on Reserve. Can I do that?
Some information about copyright talks about fair use and four factors, and some talks about classroom guidelines. What’s the difference?
How long does it take to get copyright permission?
How much does copyright permission cost, and who will pay?
What if I apply for permission, but don’t receive it before I need the article for my class?
I’m giving a poster presentation about my summer fellowship project. I have some photos and graphs from articles I found in the library and on the web. Do I need copyright permission to use them on my poster?
My professor has given us an assignment to create a website as part of our class project. Do I need copyright permission for images I put on my website?
I’m going to show a movie to my class, but other people on campus might be interested in seeing it, too. Can I open it up to the campus?
I have been asked to distribute copyrighted materials to a class as part of my job. How do I know if it is OK to do so?
I’m confused. Who do I go to for help?
Does copyright apply to software? If so, how?
I want to post audio or video of a student musical performance. Are there any copyright issues with doing this?
There’s an article about Carleton on someone else’s web site. Can I copy it onto Carleton’s site if I give credit to the source?
We’re making a video and we want to use some popular songs as part of the soundtrack. Do we need permission?
I took photographs of someone else’s artwork. Is it OK for me to use them any way I wish, since they’re my photos?
If images are posted on a public web site and there’s no copyright statement, is it OK to use them?
My students want to make a documentary using clips from other movies. Is this okay?
Does it make a difference if I upload a PDF to Moodle or my course web site rather than link to that document though an online source?
Copyright and Online Learning
Using Copyrighted Work
My Rights as a Creator
Carleton's Copyright Policy