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Copyright & Fair Use

Applying the Rules

WHAT IS COPYRIGHT? Someone created content, and they have the right to control how it is used and by whom.

Copyright law balances the creator's rights with the access of users under the fair use provision of the Copyright Law of the United States.

Some creators choose to license their content through Creative Commons (CC).  

  • A CC license is administered through a non-profit group, giving creators free access to various licenses depending on how they wish to share and have others access their work
  • attribution requirements (e.g. citations) and permissions to use are also covered under CC licensing. 

Copyright Rules to Remember



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