Library Workshop: Copyright Essentials: Wednesday, October 7, 2:00pm

Copyright Essentials

This basic introduction covers the essential parts of US Copyright Law most relevant to Caltech students, faculty, and staff. Participants in this program will learn the following skills and methods:

  • Determine the copyright status of a work (yours and anyone else’s)
  • Distinguish between what is “free to read” on the Internet and what is “Free to copy, share, modify, and redistribute”
  • Distinguish between public domain (no copyright protection) and publicly available but still copyrighted with some restrictions
  • Identify Caltech policies governing copyright ownership of your own works
  • Recognize the risks associated with using other people’s copyrighted works without permission

This program is part of the Caltech Library’s Author Academy initiative. In addition to the session offered through the Library Instruction calendar, it is available by request for any Caltech group of 8 or more.

Wednesday, October 7


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328