Office of the Vice President & General Counsel
Our office does not provide legal advice to individual authors with respect to works in which they own the copyright.
A copyright is a set of rights that you have with respect to your own original expression, as long as you have “fixed” or recorded that expression in some tangible form for more than a transitory period of time. The Constitutional purpose of granting a copyright is to “promote the progress of science and the useful arts.” Copyrights do this by giving you enough rights to control and be compensated for the use of your expressive works that you are incentivized to create and distribute those works, which benefits the public and allows human culture to thrive. As the owner of a copyright in an original work of expression, you have the exclusive right for the duration of the copyright to copy the work in whole or in part, adapt it to a different form (e.g., translate it into another language, develop a screenplay from a novel, make a jazz arrangement of a pop song), and publicly distribute, display, or perform the work.
The University’s Intellectual Property Policy applies to copyrightable intellectual property developed by faculty, students, and staff as well as others that use University resources. Copyrighted works are subdivided into Traditional Works of Scholarship, ownership of which remains with the creator of the work, and University Works, as to which the University retains ownership rights.
If you wish to use University Works, you must first request and obtain permission to do so.  Please submit the following form to obtain permission.
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Please list/describe the material for which you are requesting use. You may attach an image or PDF of the file in question below. *
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Provide the name of the unit or department within Indiana University you believe is responsible for having created this material. *
Provide a hyperlink to the material that you used to identify IU as the copyright holder, or an explanation of why you believe IU is the copyright holder. *
Please describe your intended use of the requested material (e.g. use in a publication, use in a PowerPoint presentation, inclusion on a webpage, etc.). *
Any license granted pursuant to this Request Form will cover only the Materials listed above and only for the Use listed above. Use of other materials and/or different uses for the material requested here will require the completion of a new Request Form and a separate license. Please note that a usage fee may be charged depending upon the nature and type of the requested use.

Any license granted pursuant to this Request Form does not include the right to sublicense others to use, reproduce, adapt, distribute, display or perform the materials. Any third party requesting to use Indiana University copyrighted material must contact Indiana University directly.
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