Nothing in this guide is to be construed as legal advice. These pages are intended to provide information and guidance in the application of copyright law and to expand on the University of Missouri System Collected Rules and Regulations.
The Gold Men Images used in this guide are licensed for use from shutterstock and are protected by U.S. Copyright. They may not be used or downloaded with out permission.
Photographs of individuals are protected by U.S. Copyright and may not be used or downloaded without permission.
COPYRIGHT FOR THE GRADUATE STUDENT
As a graduate student at Missouri S&T, you may be involved in teaching, publishing your thesis, dissertation, journal articles, or other publications. It is important that you begin to think about your own intellectual property, and how best to facilitate sharing of your own work.
As a scholar you will encounter the paradox of accessing and using the work of others, while utilizing copyright to protect you own intellectual property. This guide is intended to serves as a resource toward a better understanding of your rights and responsibilities.
This tool by the American Library Association will help you find out if a work is covered by U.S. copyright, calculate its terms of protection, and collect and publish the results (as a PDF) to save for your records or further vet with a copyright specialist.