US ConstitutionThe U.S. Constitution provides the foundation upon which copyright law is based. Copyright owners have the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, modify, display, and publicly perform their works. Because of advances in technology, individuals must increasingly be aware of copyright implications when using a wide range of materials. Copyright violations related to copying printed materials, materials in digital format, audio and video recordings, music, Internet transmissions, and computer programs and databases, create potential legal liability for the university and the individuals involved.

Members of the BYU-Idaho community should be honest and show respect for others, especially in decisions and choices requiring subjective judgments, as is often the case in copyright decisions.

US Copyright Law is found in Title 17 of U.S. Code