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Copyright in Online Teaching


Welcome to the Copyright in Online Learning Research Guide. Assembled here are tools and resources to assist in determining whether any proposed use of copyrighted material for instructional purposes meets the standards of Bentley University and complies with U.S. copyright law.

The content presented in this guide is informed by two guiding documents:

  1. The Copyright Law of the United States
  2. Bentley University's Policy and Guidelines on the Use of Copyrighted Materials for Education and Research

It is imperative that all instruction performed at Bentley University complies with both the University's Policy and U.S. copyright law.

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