Copyright Resources: Copyright Considerations for Authors

This guide provides links to copyright resources at the University of Kansas, including a Copyright Decision Tree to help those that want to use copyrighted materials in their research and teaching.

Authors & Copyright

In addition to the other resources in this Guide, there are special resources for authors as holders of copyrights for the scholarly works that they create.  Copyrights are often assigned to publishers in publication agreements, making the publishers the new holders of the copyrights for those works.

We suggest you start with the following.   More extensive resources are located at the bottom of the page.

KU Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright is happy to assist KU faculty, staff, and students with questions concerning copyright and fair use of copyrighted materials, in consultation with the KU Office of the General Counsel as needed. Contact us at for assistance.

Authors & Copyright: More Resources

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Head, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright

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Ada Emmett
Schulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright

Watson Library room 450