Risk Management

How to Get Copyright Information

To use or reproduce work that has been copyrighted, it is necessary either to obtain the permission of the copyright holder, or come within an exception to the exclusive rights of the copyright holder.  Permission is always the clearest and safest means to be certain that use is authorized.  Information about obtaining permission to use copyrighted works is available in University’s “Policies and Procedures (#500-54)” and the “Copyright Clearance Center” website or, ask a librarian at the Oviatt Library for additional references.


Also, review the Office of General Counsel legal manual for details on “Fundamentals on Copyright and Fair Use” that includes a Fair Use Factors Checklist.  You may also contact University Counsel or the CSUN Chief Information Officer.