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Provides a general introduction to copyright, fair use, copyright ownership, copyright for instructors, and useful resources.

Copyright Registry

Copyright takes effect the minute a creative work is fixed in a tangible medium of expresion (i.e. written down, recorded, etc.) - registration is not required. However, registering your copyright can be a good idea, especially for works that might be of commercial value. For example, you must have a certificate of registration before you can bring a lawsuit against infringement. 

Copyright Searching & Permissions



The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.