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Copyright: Copyright Tools

Information on Copyright

Public Domain Slider

The Public Domain slider is a tool to help determine the copyright status of a work that is first published in the United States.

Fair Use Evaluator

The Fair Use Evaluator is an online tool that can help users understand how to determine if the use of a protected work is a “fair use.”

Copyright Exceptions: Section 108 Spinner

Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Code allows libraries & archives, under certain circumstances, to make reproductions of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder.

Exceptions for Instructors eTools

The Exceptions for Instructors eTool guides users through the educational exceptions in U.S. copyright law, helping to explain and clarify rights and responsibilities for the performance and display of copyrighted content in traditional, distance and blended educational models.