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

Judicial Branch

The courts settle disputes between two parties by interpreting the laws. Once a law suit has been initiated, the parties to the law suit go to trial.  The person who loses at trial can appeal the court’s decision to the appropriate U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  If they lose there they can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court can decide whether or not to hear the case.  If they choose to hear it, then their decision is the final decision.  There is no higher court in the United States than the Supreme Court.





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