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What's in This Guide?

The Congress shall have Power … To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Tımes to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8

This guide contains resources and recommendations for making legal and ethical use of copyrighted materials for classroom instruction and scholarly work. 

The questions that will be addressed in this guide are:

1. What are the rights granted by copyright?

2. Is the work you intend to use covered by copyright protection?

3. Is there an existing license for the work you wish to use?

4. Are there exceptions in the copyright law covering your use of the work?

5. Is your use covered by the provisions of Fair Use?

6. How can I get permission to use the work?

7. What if I can't get permission?


Parts of this guide are borrowed from Ned Quist at Brown University with permission.

Quist, Ned. "Using Copyrighted Works." Brown University Subject Guides. Brown University Library, Last Updated 25 Mar 2020.



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