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Copyright: Welcome!

An overview of US Copyright Law.


The Pirate Publisher—from Puck, 1886, satirizes the then-existing situation where a publisher could profit by simply stealing newly published works from one country, and publishing them in another.

Welcome to an overview of US Copyright Law.

The information provided here is not legal advice. For any situation that causes doubt, legal counsel should be consulted.

Use the tabs across the top of this LibGuide or the links below to find info on:

Copyright Law

Fair Use

Copyright Law for Teachers

Open Access (OA) and Educational Resources (OER)

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