Copyright laws can be quite confusing. Students may choose to ignore copyright law in their course work, or utilize acceptable fair use in the use of copyrighted course materials. However, if you would like to share your work with an audience beyond your classroom than it would pay to be mindful of these laws.

With much of our information coming from the Internet, students are accustomed to using available technology in their course work and research. This ease of access, however, makes copyright infringement in higher education much more possible and frequent. 

For additional information on copyright, please see the US Copyright Law of the United States.