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Copyright FAQ

What's in This Guide

Copyright Basics: definitions of copyright, public domain, fair use and TEACH Act; general FAQ.

How Do I Use Copyrighted Materials in My Teaching: General principles, safe alternatives, links and tips on finding copyright-free or open license materials organized by material type.

Protecting Your Own Works (under construction. Will cover sharing your research and creative work and choosing public domain for your work)

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