Intellectual & Legal Property Rights (Copyright)

“Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.” 

For more information you can visit the website for Copyright.

CPEI will abide by the Fair Use Law with regards to the use of Intellectual and Legal Property.


Mandated in the Fair Use Law mandates, Supervisor/Educators include:

  • Purpose: Does the use meet educational objectives/outcomes of the portions used?
  • Amount: Are the materials used limited? Materials should be limited to brief works such as a single chapter of a book, an individual article from a journal, etc.
  • Effect: Does the use harm the current market value or sale of the copyrighted material?


Permission to Use Intellectual and Legal Property (Copyrighted) Resources:

  • Request to use copyright materials/resources must be submitted and maintained on file
  • Requesting permission identify:
    – The specific item requested for use
    – The purpose of use
    – The author, title, and number of copies