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Student and faculty researchers at colleges follow intellectual property policies. This is most common when student or faculty research is associated with a grant. Check for similar policy and office names at colleges including technology transfer centers. Students and educators in high schools and other organizations are often concerned about avoiding plagiarism or getting permission to re-use copyrighted works when required. For these and other associated issues, see Using Works of Others section of this site for information about various intellectual property types for students and other researchers.
YIP supports educators and nonprofit professionals to gain an understanding of copyright related to fair use for utilizing others' creative works in instructional and publishing applications. Yet there are times when permission may be required. On the other hand, educators and nonprofit professionals may need to obtain an agency registration of their own intellectual works.
The TEACH Act is another option for educators to consider for instructional purposes. Need to understand the differences between copyrights, trademarks, and patents? See Types of IP Rights section for a detailed chart which provides an overview of intellectual properties by type and legal highlights.