Copyright is a complex topic. The Copyright Law of the United States at present is over 120 pages and the whole of Title 17 (USC) is about three times that size. There are risks of misunderstanding in trying to summarize something so complex. The highly selective summary below identifies select principles about copyright and fair use specifically in the context of higher education teaching and research. It should not be regarded as legal advice nor does it preclude thoughtful consideration about using copyrighted content under fair use or specific educational provisions.