It is the policy of Baylor University to fully respect all rights that exist in any material protected by the copyright laws of the United States while also encouraging usage of the material that furthers the educational mission of Baylor. The details of this policy can be found in BU-PP 039 (Policy on Usage of Copyrighted Material). This site provides guidance to faculty, staff, and students on the usage of copyrighted material; however, this site is not comprehensive. For more detailed information about copyright issues, visit the resources page or contact us at In addition, a resource that can help guide you through copyright-related decisions is also available.