Copyright Policy

The designated agent to respond to reports alleging copyright infringements on Northern State University website locations, in accordance with Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is the director of libraries. Any such reports must be sent to Director of Libraries, Northern State University, 1200 South Jay Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 57401. The Act specifies the information required to be included in such reports.

Copyright Law

U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use (the U.S. Copyright Office's definition)
US Copyright Law (from Cornell's Legal Information Institute)

Applying Copyright

Copyright Crash Course from the University of Texas System
U.S. Copyright Office Copyright & Art Issues from the University of Oregon
10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained relates to USENET/Internet publication

Fair Use

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials from the University of Texas
Fair Use from Columbia University
Copyright & Fair Use from Stanford Libraries
What is Fair Use? from American Library Association (ALA)


Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) for photocopy permissions

Digital Millennium Copyright Act



Distance Education and the TEACH Act from the American Library Association

Course Reserves