Library Research Guide
Introduction to Copyright - General information about copyright, what it covers, and duration.
Using Copyrighted Works - 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 and Tools - Additional information about copyright at K-State and beyond.
Guide to Analyzing any U.S. Copyright Problem - Infographic
This infographic can help you analyze any copyright problem and help guide you through an appropriate solution for your individual needs. The framework was originally created by Kevin Smith and Lisa Macklin and has been recreated here as an infographic. Click the image below for a larger version that you can download.
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.