Jeannie Ferriss


Fines, infringement, imprisonment; these words are resounding with librarians, faculty and students all over the country as they try to navigate the maze of copyright laws. There is help available to all who seek to understand how, when, and how much of another’s work they can use in creating original works, furthering research, and enhancing classroom presentations or assignments. This paper seeks to identify the major copyright issues and pitfalls, and then looks at solutions and aides for librarians, faculty members or students who wish to stay within the copyright laws.