Greenville Technical College librarians maintain this guide to give employees and students a resource for copyright-related information and services. The information presented in this guide is for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for actual legal advice. Please consult an expert in copyright law for legal advice.
Greenville Tech has published an administrative policy on copyright and intellectual property along with a copyright compliance form to help employees document efforts to properly use copyrighted materials.
The following list contains just some of the copyright-related books available from GTC Libraries:
Read the official text of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 of the United States Code).
United States Copyright Law protects authors or creators of various published and unpublished works. Except as allowed by this code, it is a violation of law for persons to copy, distribute, perform, digitally transmit, or to create a new work based upon a copyrighted work without the permission of the copyright owner.
Copyright does not protect ideas, titles, names, short phrases, works in the public domain, forms that collect information, or links to Web sites. It does, however, protect "forms of expressions" delivered in the following formats:
Copyright law gives an author/creator the exclusive rights to: