Copyright at ZU

Welcome to Copyright at ZU

Copyright rules and laws often seem overwhelming or confusing within one country, let alone when dealing with copyright accross national boundaries.  This guide is intended to help ZU faculty make ethical decisions about the use of copyrighted materials in the classroom. 

UAE copyright law is somewhat different than US copyright law.  However, due to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (an international copyright treaty that both the US and the UAE have signed) US copyright guidence is often accepted as an international standard, especially in regards to educational fair use.  Like many other UAE educational institutions, ZU follows US Fair Use guidelines for educational use of copyrighted materials.

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