Copyright & Fair Use Basics

UTSA Copyright Policy

According to the UTSA Handbook of Operation Procedures, the university does not claim ownership of scholarly works by UTSA employees.  Authors and creators maintain their rights to "scholarly or educational materials, class content, art works, musical compositions and dramatic and nondramatic literary works authored by a Covered Creator(s) and related to his/her academic or professional field."

Additional related policies include:

Authors' Copyrights

Federal law grants certain, exclusive rights to authors that often get signed away to publishers. These resources can help you negotiate and maintain your author rights during the publishing process.