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Copyright and Fair Use: Home


Guide Introduction

Do you have questions about copyright? Don't we all! It can seem like a very complex topic at first, but this guide can help by addressing common questions you might have. Copyright and Fair Use Basics gives you a general overview, while In the Classroom gives you practical guidelines about how you can respect the rights of the creator and still meet your educational goals. Journal Clubs addresses common copyright issues and best practices for journal clubs.

If you have more questions, you can contact Kelli Hines or University Counsel. You can view WesternU's copyright policy here

What is copyright?

Copyright is "a property right in an original work of authorship (such as a literary, musical, artistic, photographic, or film work) fixed in any tangible medium of expression, giving the holder the exclusive right to reproduce, adapt, distribute, perform, and display the work."

Garner, B. (Ed.). (2001). Black's Law Dictionary (2nd Pocket ed.). St. Paul, MN: West Group.

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