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K-State Intellectual Property Policy - This document describes Kansas State University's policies and associated institutional procedures for intellectual property.

Kansas Board of Regents Policy & Procedures Manual - Intellectual Property Policy.

K-State's DMCA agentContact information for the individual designated to receive notification of claims of copyright infringement.

Illegal File Sharing at K-State - Sharing and downloading copyrighted music, movies, and games from the Internet without proper authorization is considered piracy-a violation of federal copyright laws and K-State policy.

K-State Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Policy - The purpose of this policy is to articulate Kansas State University's position on the use of Peer-to-Peer file sharing applications and the unauthorized acquisition or distribution of copyrighted or licensed material.

K-State Course Syllabi Copyright Statement - These Course Syllabi statements are provided by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President. The Copyright Statement can be found under "Optional Syllabi Statements".

Showing Films at K-State - Guidelines for student organizations wanting to show films publicly on campus.

Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Works in Education and Research -   Policy setting forth K-State's position on the use of copyrighted works in education and research, meeting the requirements of the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization ("TEACH") Act of 2002's safe harbor provision.

Using Media in the Classroom - Instructors often wish to use media, such as films and music, in the classroom. This guide provides more information on using media in the classroom.


Other Resources

U.S.Copyright Office - The site where you can register your copyrights, renew copyrights, search copyright records, and learn more about copyright law.

Creative Commons - A non-profit organization that works to increase the amount of scholarly works (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in "the commons" — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries – This code of best practices addresses such scenarios as reserves, preservation digitization, and reproduction of materials for use by disabled users.

Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities – An excellent guide to copyright issues typically encountered in graduate research.

Orphan Works: Statement of Best Practices – This is a statement of best practices for tracking down copyright holders and the reasonable efforts necessary to do so.

Science Commons - A Creative Commons project "meant to lift legal and technical barriers to research and discovery".

The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance for Academic Institutions - A part of the Copyright Clearance Center, this guide is meant to answer a range of questions about copyright.

"The Beauty of Some Rights Reserved: An introduction to Copyright, Publishing and Creative Commons"-Molly Kleinman's presentation on copyright during Open Access Week 2010.