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Copyright, Fair Use & Creative Commons Licensing

A guide to inform faculty and students about copyright.
Information provided in this research starter is for general guidance on copyright and should not be construed as offering legal advice.


The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002 allows for the display of copyrighted materials for distance education by accredited, non-profit educational institutions.  It's primary purpose is to balance the needs of students and educators with those of copyright holders.

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Copyright Basics

Fair Use