The purpose of the Lansdale School of Business Copyright Compliance Policy: Library and Classroom is to provide a summary of U.S. copyright law as it relates to the use of text-based, electronic, and multi-media copyright-protected works in the classroom and library at LSB, and to provide guidelines and procedures for obtaining copyright permission to use these works. For detailed information on the policy, please see:


Additional Information on Copyright and Fair Use:
The United States Copyright Office addresses policy and questions about copyright issues.
ALA’s Digital Slider helps you to determine if a work is copyright protected and fair use.
Columbia University’s Copyright Advisory Office’s Quick Guide provides general information about copyright; guides and checklists for fair use; information and forms for obtaining permission; and information about Section 108 as it applies to libraries.
Copyright Clearance Center’s Copyright on Campus video
Copyright Clearance Center’s Copyright Basics video
“Library of Congress’ interactive presentation for teachers and students: What is copyright and how does it affect me? Join Detective Cop E. Wright to learn about copyright basics and find answers to your questions.”

Open Access Resources

Open Access resources are available free of charge on the Internet and are free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. It is the responsibility of the user to comply with the terms of use for these resources: permission, attribution, and educational, non-commercial use.

Creative Commons Resources



Library of Congress

Public Domain Prints and Photographs

National Gallery of Art

More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use.

Wikimedia Commons

A database of 24,595,851 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute

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