Copyright SymbolCopyright: 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.

Jennifer Heise, Copyright Policy Administrator for Printed Media, will be giving a 1-hour refresher on Copyright and the Drew Copyright Policy on

Wednesday, February 26, from 12 to 1 pm

for faculty and staff, but open to the entire Drew Community. Other sessions will be offered if there is interest.

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

The session 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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