Emory Copyright and Intellectual Property Policies

Emory's Intellectual Property Policy 

Emory's IP policy does not claim copyright ownership to academic and scholarly works created by Emory personnel, unless Emory provided support for the creation of the work.  See the policy for more details. This policy only applies to the ownership of copyrighted works created by Emory personnel. It does not apply to the use of copyrighted works created by others.

Emory's Copyright Infringement Policy 

As a network provider, Emory has a process in place to handle copyright infringement notifications involving computers within the Emory networks. As an educational institution, Emory informs its students about copyright law and the penalties for violating the law. Emory also takes technical enforcement steps to block the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing on campus resident hall networks and other select locations.

U.S. Copyright Law 

U.S. Copyright Law originated with the Constitution. Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution states that:

"Congress shall have the power... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."

The U.S. Copyright Act can be found at Title 17 of the United States Code.  The U.S. Copyright Office also provides information on copyright.