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Copyright: Introduction

Guide for using copyrighted materials for students and faculty.

About this Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide faculty, staff, and students at USM with an understanding of copyright law and fair use.

While copyright issues can be complex, everyone needs to understand the basics. Failure to comply with copyright law can lead to substantial legal penalties for both you and the university.

However, nothing in this guide should be construed as legal advice. These pages are intended to provide information and guidance in the application of copyright law, not as a replacement for professional legal advice. Please contact the university's legal team if you require professional legal assistance.

Introduction to Copyright

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Ashley Creek
Keleher Learning Commons
Subjects: Technology