Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Fall 2014


Slides from a portion of a presentation given as part of the University Libraries' Fall Workshops, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. October 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (CYT Library) and November 5, 2014, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Love Library). Co-presenter, Paul Royster.


Copyright 2014, the author. Used by permission.


From the promotional flyer for this talk:

Copyright is a battlefield, and an author's control over his/her own work can easily become collateral damage or go missing in action. Many publishers believe they have an inherent right to own the intellectual property arising from your grant-funded research and to live off the earnings of written works that you had little choice but to give them for free or pay them to publish.

In this session, you will learn more about U.S. Copyright Law, authors' rights, fair use, and protecting your intellectual property. You will learn how to make copyright law work in your favor: what to do, what to avoid, when to push back, and when to run away and live to fight another day.