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Copyright and Fair Use: Copyright Laws

Copyright Basics

Copyright Terms and the Public Domain in the United States

United States Copyright Laws and Regulations

Creative Commons

According to their website, "Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools." The site provides free copyright licenses that enable copyright holders to "give the public permission to share and use [their] creative work — on conditions of [their] choice."

To read more about Creative Commons licenses and how they work, visit the links below.

The Teach Act

The TEACH Act was signed into law by President Bush on November 22, 2002, the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was crafted with assistance of academics, publishers, and library organizations. It revises sections 110(2) and 112(f) of the U. S. Copyright Act. Below is a link to an overview of the TEACH Act.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Stonehill College Resources

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