Welcome to the Copyright Friendly LibGuide
"The copyright bargain: a balance between protection
for the artist and rights for the consumer." ~ John Gross
Copyright grants its holder the sole legal right to copy works of original expression, such as literary works, movies, musical works, sound recordings, paintings, computer progams, or industrial designs, for a defined period of time.
Fair use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law grant particular types of users conditional rights to use or reproduce certain copyrighted material as long as the reproduction or use of those materials meets fair use guidelines.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
Copyright-Friendly Toolkit - Put together by library leader, Joyce Valenza, this toolkit provides guidelines, categories, and tools to consider as you create, contribute to, and enrich our shared culture!