LITS is closely involved in copyright as the keepers of vast stores of intellectual and artistic works. Please see our guide to copyright to learn about fair use, Creative Commons licensing, when you need permissions and how to obtain them, as well as special considerations around using video (including public performance rights), music, images, and course readings.

Violating the rights granted to the creators of these works is contrary to the spirit of intellectual growth and freedom because it is by these rights that creativity is, hopefully, encouraged and rewarded. On a more practical note, it is also important to realize that it is clearly illegal. LITS does not want to put the College at risk, nor do we want to subject our staff to personal liability for knowingly violating copyright law.