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This guide is designed to provide basic copyright information for graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty researchers and instructors at The Ohio State University.

What can you find in this guide?

The information and resources in this guide will help you better understand your rights and responsibilities in creating and using copyrighted materials.

This guide provides a basic overview of many copyright topics relevant to research, scholarship and teaching:

About Copyright Services

Copyright Services supports Ohio State faculty, staff, and students by providing education and guidance on the application of copyright law to facilitate teaching, research, and scholarship. Our office does not provide legal advice, but we do offer workshops, customized presentations, consultations, and referrals to resources.


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