Curious about copyright? Wondering about “Open Access”? Not sure how to answer students’ questions about intellectual property? Not sure what’s ok under the Drew’s policy?

Most people have picked up some notion of it from the news, the Internet, or their own publication agreements; but especially since the copyright landscape has changed so much over the last 30 years, there’s still plenty of room for confusion and vagueness.In 2012, Drew adopted a Copyright Policy Statement ( and a Policy on the Use of Copyrighted Materials ( help faculty, staff and students stay on the safe side of this complex legal issue.Attend one of these information sessions:

Drew’s Copyright Policy: What does it mean to you?

How does the current copyright law work? How can you tell that you are following Drew’s Policy?

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are copyrights?
  • How do I copyright my material?
  • How long do copyrights last?
  • What is fair use?
  • How can I use materials in my research and teaching without violating others’ copyrights?
  • What does the Drew Copyright Policy mean for me?
  • A brief introduction to new copyright topics

 Wednesday, March 12, from 12 to 1 pm OR Wednesday March 19, 4 to 5 pm


Copyright and Open Access

What is the open access movement? How do various open access movements affect the use and ownership of intellectual property in research and education? Find out about “open access,” “creative commons,” copyright licensing and ownership

Monday March 17, 4 to 5 pm OR Tuesday March 25, Noon to 1 pm


The sessions will be in the Library’s Staff Room, on Level A of the Learning Center.

Please contact Jennifer Heise,, if you plan to attend.

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