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Complying with copyright law is more challenging to academic institutions than ever before. The traditional focus on photocopied classroom handouts and paper-based inter-library loan has evolved into a more complex set of content uses such as the Internet, course management systems, customized course packs, and e-reserves. These newer, faster and more convenient ways of using and sharing information are prompting educators and students alike to ask a whole new set of copyright questions.

The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance helps answer these questions. It addresses difficult copyright questions and provides guidelines and resources to help Boise State faculty, students, and staff ensure compliance campus-wide.

Regardless of your level of copyright awareness, this guide can serve as a valuable information resource for you. For those who are new to the subject, it addresses the basics by providing an overview of copyright law and fair use. For more experienced users, it offers information on increasingly complex compliance issues such as the use and distribution of copyrighted material in the online environment.