Copyright Basics

Copyright Overview
Fair Use
© Infringement Penalties
US Legal System

For Instructors

Face-to-Face Instruction
Virtual Instruction

For Researchers

Use of © Works
Author Rights
Thesis/ Dissertation

Copyright Resources

Campus Resources
Other Resources
UCO Publications
Reporting Alleged © Infringement

U.S. Court of Appeals

There are 13 courts divided into circuits with each circuit consisting of several states.  For example, Indiana is in the 7th Circuit along with Illinois and Wisconsin.  Circuit court decisions are only binding in that circuit.  Circuit courts can look to see what other circuit courts have decided if they have a similar dispute but they do not have to abide by that decision or ruling.




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