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.
The UC Copyright website serves as an educational resource for the UC community. The site assembles a wide range of materials related to the use of copyrighted and public domain materials by individuals and educational institutions. The information on this site is intended as a guide to copyright in the academic setting and should not be construed as legal advice.
For general copyright information see the U.S. Copyright Office website.