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Brian Cockburn Brian Cockburn's principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, and intellectual property.
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Phone: 8-6978

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Copyright@JMU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

For Faculty

Copyright Triage

Need to know or teach the basics of copyright, NOW?  Have a quick question about how intellectual propery might impact your teaching, scholarship, learning.  If you're more of a visual learner try the Copyright Navigator Prezi presentation.

Protecting Your Work

Want to know who owns teaching material, student assignments, or new inventions?

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Resources and Tools

Need to determine if your use is "Fair"?  Can you stream that video in Blackboard?  Need a quick way to teach copyright principles?


Want to know what you can and can't do within the Face-2-Face classroom or Online?  Who owns your course material?

Using Protected Works

Scholars build on the works of others.  Isaac Newton is credited with saying "If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants."  Yet, using other's works is becoming increasingly complex.