Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works.
It is not permissible to reproduce copyrighted materials without the written authorization of the copyright holder unless it qualifies under the copyright law’s doctrine of "fair use."
The Missouri State University Board of Governors holds the copyright of still and motion imagery produced by visual media.
University communications should utilize images created by the office of visual media to avoid any question of copyright infringement.
Rights-free images are available for non-commercial and news media use.
To ensure permission is provided by members of the campus community, a completed likeness release is required when taking photographs on campus.
The university has music rights through campus BMI and ASCAP licenses. Under those licenses, recordings of musical performances can be posted to university owned and operated websites. However, the ASCAP and BMI campus licenses do not authorize posting music recordings to commercial or other third-party sites such as YouTube, iTunes U, Facebook, etc.
The following are online resources for royalty-free music: