Copyright Basics

Copyright Overview
Fair Use
© Infringement Penalties
US Legal System

For Instructors

Face-to-Face Instruction
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For Researchers

Use of © Works
Author Rights
Thesis/ Dissertation

Copyright Resources

Campus Resources
Other Resources
UCO Publications
Reporting Alleged © Infringement

Welcome to the University Copyright Office


The University Copyright Office was established in 2000 to advise Purdue University faculty and staff on the application of copyright law in a higher education setting and to provide information on current copyright issues. The Office also provides programs to promote compliance and awareness.

It is the responsibility of all members of the Purdue University community to make a good faith determination that their use of copyrighted materials complies with the United States Copyright Law and the Purdue University Copyright Policy.

For further information about copyright or to set up an appointment, please contact the office at 765.496.3864 or Donna Ferullo, Director, at The Office is located in Stewart Center, Room 264A.


The mission of the University Copyright Office is to educate the Purdue University community on copyright.
The information contained on the UCO site should not be considered legal advice.
Individuals should consult their own attorneys.

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