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Welcome to the Copyright Page

Welcome to the Copyright Friendly LibGuide

"The copyright bargain: a balance between protection
for the artist and rights for the consumer."
~ John Gross

What is Copyright?

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.

What is Fair Use?

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. 

Does your proposed activity qualify as Fair Use?

Copyright for Region 12 Teachers

Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

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!

Creative Commons Explained

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.

Copyright Info for Students

YouTube Video Clips to Learn More about Copyright