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The University of Virginia Library is committed to educating students, faculty and staff about copyright, fair use, intellectual property, and related issues affecting teaching, research and scholarly communication.  The goal of this website is to provide  U.Va.-specific and general information including policies, reference materials, and links to more information.  We are interested in hearing your comments. Please send us your feedback and suggestions.

This web site presents information about copyright law. The University Library makes every effort to assure the accuracy of this information but does not offer it as counsel or legal advice. U.Va. students, faculty and staff who have additional questions may contact the Copyright Team.

News and Recent Developments

Fair Use in Seven Words (2 min)

Open Access at U.Va. (5 min)

U.Va. Library’s Open Access Fund can help you with “Gold” open access article processing charges.

Overview of the open access landscape from OA advocate Peter Suber.

Scholarly Communications @Duke A smart blog written by scholarly communication expert, librarian, and lawyer Kevin Smith.

Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers by Kevin Smith is an open access, in-depth, yet very readable look at copyright and other intellectual property concerns of importance to faculty.

Copyright Librarian blog @UMN Nancy Sims covers wise thoughts about copyright, scholarship, and communication.

U.Va. participated in the worldwide Open Access Week events, October 20-24, 2014. See the  Hoos Open page for information.


Open Access Explained! from PHD Comics.