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. District Courts

The District Courts are the trial courts and each state has at least one.  The trials are either civil or criminal in nature.  People who win their civil case usually are awarded money to compensate for their damage whereas people found guilty in criminal cases usually go to prison.  Copyright infringement trials are generally civil suits but there can be criminal charges as well.




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