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TAM 7041 Introduction to Research in Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising: Copyright and Author's Right

Course Guide for TAM 7041 class. This can be a great starting place when researching.

Darcee Olson- Copyright & Scholarly Communication Policy Director
LSU Libraries
Baton Rouge, LA  70803

In her position, Olson is responsible for providing instruction in copyright and authors’ rights, reviewing electronic resource licenses, and providing insight into license negotiations. Additionally, she advises the Libraries’ administration on copyright and scholarly communications policy, internally and externally. Darcée is also responsible for developing and implementing the Libraries’ scholarly communication strategy.

Copyright and Author's Rights

Darecc Olson is the LSU Libraries go-to for all questions regarding Copyrights and protecting your rights as an author. She can meet with you and discuss ways to protect yourself and your works when publishing. 

"Universities create and consume copyrighted materials of all kinds as a matter of course.  Faculty and staff routinely author copyrightable works as part of their teaching, research, and community outreach roles.  Conversely, these roles rely upon being able to use other people's copyrighted materials.   Copyrighted works are both the fuel and the product of universities.

Digitization and the internet have made it much easier to locate, reproduce and redistribute copyrighted material.  With the lowering of the barriers to copying and re-using other people's work, combined with the effortless attachment of copyright protection, some knowledge of copyright law has become an inescapable necessity for university faculty, staff, and students.

Find out what a copyright is, what can be used, who owns newly created works and more.  While you may not always know the 'answers', start learning the questions."

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