Copyrights are created by the Constitution and the laws of the United States to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to authors the exclusive rights to their works and writings. Rose State exercises a good faith effort to follow all aspects of copyright law, for all faculty, staff and students. Copyright must be considered from two different (and sometimes opposing) perspectives. One perspective is as the creator of copyrighted items, and the other is as the user of copyrighted items. 

Copyright resources are being developed to provide an overview of legal aspects, practical guides, and situational examples regarding copyright issues from both perspectives.