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Understanding use of materials.
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Copyright law in a nutshell - Mary LaFrance
Call Number: KF2994 .L3 2008
ISBN: 9780314271907

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Copyright : examples and explanations - Stephen M. McJohn
Call Number: KF2995 .M35
ISBN: 0735577323

Nimmer on copyright - Melville B Nimmer
Call Number: KF2976.5 .N56
ISBN: 9780820514659


Copyright Fair Use


Noun: The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
When Do I Need to Ask Permission?

If your work contains copyrighted material, and you have not obtained permission from the owner of the work, it can only be used if:
(i)  the material is in the "public domain" (i.e. out of copyright);
(ii)  the material is uncopyrightable (e.g., unadorned ideas are common property);
(iii) the work is subject to a "Creative Commons" license; or
(iv) the proposed use is a "fair use."

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