Copyright protects the rights of authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain intellectual works. One major limitation to the rights of authors is the doctrine of “fair use,” the use of a copyrighted work for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Colleges and universities – especially libraries – often grapple with balancing the need to disseminate copyrighted works for teaching and scholarship purposes, with the need to protect authors’ rights.
Copyright Guide prepared by Montgomery College Libraries
Know Your Copy Rights presented by Association of Research Libraries
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Copyright and fair use resources from Higher Ed Compliance
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