Copyright & Permissions Service

As liable members of the American University of Sharjah, faculty, staff and students are obligated to abide by the provisions of the copyright law as far as possible. Make sure that you are in compliance with copyright law as it pertains to fair use.

AUS started the Copyright & Permissions Service in Fall 2009 to help faculty, students and staff understand, comply with U.S. and UAE copyright law and learn how to avoid copyright violations and legally use copyrighted materials in the classroom. The library can help you obtain permission from the copyright holder for uses not covered by Fair Use. Permission can be obtained either by contacting the copyright holder directly or through a licensing agent (Copyright Clearance Center).

This webpage will help address some questions you may have about Copyright, Permissions and Copying Guidelines. Although this information is not meant to be legal advice, the AUS Copyright & Permissions Service is here to assist faculty, students and staff with copyright issues and questions related to copyrighted materials use.

What is Copyright? – Respect the rights of copyright owners and complying with current copyright law

What is Fair Use? – Information about fair use and the fair use checklist

Guidelines for Classroom Copying – What can be copied and what can not

Copyright Permission – When permission is required and not required

Coursepack – When is a coursepack needed?

Copyright and ILL – How copyrighted material obtained through ILL can be used

Copyright and iLearn – When copyrighted material can be posted on iLearn

Copyright and Library Reserves – What and how much material can be placed on reserve

Copyright FAQs

Useful Links – Websites, tutorials, books and ebooks on copyright law

  • Copyright Contact

    Copyright & Permissions Service

    Email: copyright@aus.edu
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