Library Copyright Support
Under the direction of the Office of the General Counsel, and in compliance with Caltech policies, the Caltech Library staff can and will assist faculty, students and staff in the following areas of copyright issues.
In providing these services, it is understood that the individual user is responsible for any infringement. As representatives of Caltech, library staff aim to minimize the Institute's exposure. The Office of the General Counsel is the final authority.
For more information on Caltech's copyright, sofrtware and patent policies, please see the Office of the General Counsel's website's Forms and Documents section.
We highly recommend that faculty, students and staff contact the Office of the General Counsel if they have specific questions.
Online Copyright Tools
Using these educational tools can help educators and others become more comfortable utilizing the limitations and exceptions to the exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder under U.S. Copyright law. By exercising these valuable exceptions, we strengthen copyright’s primary purpose–“to promote the progress of science and useful arts” (U. S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8).
Journal Analyses for Authors & Reviewers
Caltech Library will provide information to help authors make informed choices when choosing to review, publish or edit journals.