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A guide to help you learn how to protect yourself from copyright infringement.
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Welcome to Copyright Do's and Don'ts

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    About this guide...

    This guide is intended to provide basic information on copyright.  It does not provide legal advice nor does it replace legal counsel.


    A Fair(y) Use Tale

    Media Foundation Challenging Media Presents:

    A Short Film on Copyright by Eric Faden

    Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.


    What is Copyright?

    Copyright refers to a federal law that gives exclusive rights to an original work to the creator of that work for a limitesd amount of time. 

    Copyright gives the creator the right to copy and distribute their work, be credited for that work, and it also limits the adaptations and outside use of that work that can be done without the creator's permission. 

    Copyright applies to many forms of works, including books, articles, movies, and even music. 

    Before you use part of a work, you need to determine what copyright rules apply to it.

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    Books About Copyright

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    Copyright Infringement - Roman Espejo
    Call Number: 346.04 COP
    ISBN: 9780737743586
    Publication Date: 2009

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    Intellectual Property Rights - Sylvia Engdahl
    Call Number: 346.7304 INT
    ISBN: 9780737744897
    Publication Date: 2009


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