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What are the basics of copyright for library materials?


Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of original works, including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. Copyright protection is inherent upon creation, and original works are protected regardless of whether they are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

The Library has resources to review basics of copyright when using copyrighted materials:

For help with copyright, contact the library.

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