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Copyright law protects the tangible expression of original works of authorship. Ideas are not protected under copyright but may be protected under patent law if they meet the criteria for a patent. Copyright owners have certain exclusive rights to reproduce works, make derivative works, and disseminate works through performance, display, distribution, sales and licensing. These rights are limited by some exceptions, including "fair use" of insubstantial portions of copyrighted materials for teaching and other academic purposes. This policy sets forth the rights and responsibilities of University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis ("UHSP"), its faculty, students, and employees in their roles as members of the UHSP community in creating and using copyrighted works. The copyright policy is subject to UHSP policies addressing conflicts of interest, conflicts of commitment, and patents.

This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students and third-parties who use the University's facilities or resources.

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