Welcome to the Copyright and Course Websites guide from the University of Michigan Library Copyright Office. University of Michigan policy allows instructors to make their own decisions about posting materials on course websites, such as Canvas sites. Often, those decisions involve legal questions about copyright. This guide aims to help instructors make decisions about what materials to post, and under what circumstances.
Last revised on November 11, 2016.
The University of Michigan Library Copyright Office provides the university community information about copyright. In addition to this guide and our other web resources, we provide the following services:
Although we provide information and education about copyright, we are not able to provide legal advice.
Note that some copyright-related issues are handled elsewhere at the university: