Members of the Carnegie Mellon community are expected to obey the Copyright Law of the United States.  Managing your copyrights effectively and using other people's copyrighted work in compliance with the law are important to your success and advancement and to achieving the mission of the university.  The University Libraries’ Copyright pages assemble resources and tools to help you understand and comply with the law.


Copyright @ CMU

Members of the Carnegie Mellon community are expected to obey the Copyright Law of the United States. These pages gather resources and tools to help you understand and follow the law.

Copyright law

There's a lot to know about copyright law in the US. Get started here.

Managing your copyrights

Learn more about your copyrights and how to manage them while complying with CMU policies and US law.

Using other people's work

Confused about when you can use someone's work in your research or teaching? This information explains fair use and how it can work for you.

Image & Multimedia copyright

Want to use an image in your research, teaching, or assignments? Learn more here.

Plagiarism

We all know plagiarism is bad, but what exactly is it and how can you avoid it?

Copyright advocacy

Read about the Libraries' engagement with copyright legislation and policy.

Library exceptions

Did you know there are specific exceptions in the copyright law that apply to libraries?