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Copyright 101: Introduction to Guide


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About this guide

Copyright Symbol  Copyright can be complicated.  This guide is meant to help you understand the basics of copyright and fair use.

In this guide, you will learn about:

  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • How and when to use copyrighted material
  • Obtaining permission to use copyrighted material
  • Author rights
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) = Free
  • and) Tools and Resources pertaining to copyright

To navigate this guide, just click on the section titles.

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Tim Hooper
Katie Murrell Library