Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.

This page is intended to provide general information and resources regarding current copyright practices.

See "The One-Page Copyright Flow Chart" by Thomas J. Tobin, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Copyright Basics

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Additional Information for Faculty

For questions about copyright compliance, contact Ian King at or (360) 442-2660.

The guidelines were not intended to allow teachers to usurp the profits of educational publishers. In other words, educational publishers do not consider it a fair use if the copying provides replacements or substitutes for the purchase of books, reprints, periodicals, tests, workbooks, anthologies, compilations, or collective works.

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