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Copyright Resource Guide

Copyright Resource Guide

Information Not Legal Advice

The purpose of this guide is to provide well-sourced content so students, faculty, and staff can make their own copyright decisions. The material presented here is intended for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Librarians are happy to refer members of the community to appropriate resources, talk through the four factors of fair use, and discuss specific copyright situations but we cannot make copyright determinations for you.

What is Copyright? (5 min. video from the U.S. Copyright Office)

Copyright Basics

What Copyright Protects

What Copyright Does NOT Protect

Exclusive Rights of Copyright Owners

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