Recommended reading: Ko and Rossen, Chapter 8: Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Open Educational Resources (note: this chapter is particular to the United States only!)
Points to consider in this reading: fair use, TEACH Act, linking and embedding, institutional policies, password protection, Open Educational Resources (OER), Creative Commons, academic integrity, and plagiarism.
To learn more about faculty work and intellectual property, review this article “To Share or Not To Share” by Maria H. Anderson, Educause.
View this video: Lawrence Lessig, How creativity is being strangled by the law (TED Talk, 20 minutes)
Check out this University of Texas site on intellectual property.