For personal assistance with your research endeavors contact the K-State Libraries Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship or use the online Copyright Consultation Form for help at any time.
Copyright Basics: General information about copyright, what it covers, and duration.
Reusing Content: How to determine if something is under copyright, if a use is fair use, information on requesting permission to use a work, and alternatives to copyright.
Copyright Resources for Graduate Students: Additional information about copyright at K-State and beyond.
Steps to Follow If You Wish to Use Someone Else's Work:
This is the framework that outlines easy-to-follow guidelines for solving any copyright problem. It was originally created by Kevin Smith and Lisa Macklin as a way to assist anyone in navigating where to begin regarding a "can I use it?" U.S. Copyright problem. It has some added revisions that have adapted the guidelines for the K-State community.