Baker is a private, liberal arts university that educates students through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous coursework.
We challenge all students to think critically using open inquiry and freedom of expression.
For over 150 years students at the first university in Kansas have fully engaged in learning; connected with peers, faculty and staff and developed lifelong relationships.
Baker: a community where excellence lives and students thrive.
We promote a community of belonging and Baker family connections, which result in lifelong associations.
Alumni include four Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters who have shaped our world.
Four schools comprise Baker University: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Professional and Graduate Studies.
The Copyright Law, Title 17 of the US Code, lists five rights that an author has as soon as the work is fixed in a tangible form. They include the rights to the following:
The original creation of an author. For purposes of registration, the copyright office categorizes works as literary, visual, performance, musical, serial works (like journals), and computer circuit boards.
A number of factors determine whether an item is protected or not including the following:
Because it is complicated and the law has changed over time, we recommend you check one of these two charts to help you determine if an item is covered.
To see if a copyright was registered or renewed after 1978, check the Catalog of the Copyright Office.
The copyright law provides for either actual or statutory damages if the courts find that infringement has taken place. The amounts of statutory damage awards differ based on whether the infringement was willful or innocent, as follows from these excerpts from Section 504c: