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5 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Copyright Law

U.S. Copyright Law U.S. Copyright Law has so many “nooks and crannies” that it is difficult for those who create, publish and share content to understand just what’s legal and what is not. Below are U.S. copyright law concepts that […]

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Developing a copyright policy

Developing a Copyright Policy

Developing a Copyright Compliance Policy or Guidelines for Your Library or Organization A copyright compliance policy or guidelines can serve a variety of functions, from determining who owns works

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Corporate Counsel’s Role in Managing Copyright

Corporate Counsel’s Role in Managing Copyright Most uses of copyright-protected materials in an organization are done on a daily basis without consulting in-house counsel.  Such uses may be a

5 essential facts about fair use in the U.S. Copyright Act

5 Essential Facts About Fair Use

Fair use is a much discussed and often misunderstood doctrine in the U.S. Copyright Act. You do not need to be an expert in copyright law to understand

Copyright and U.S. government materials

Copyright Laws in U.S. Government Works

U.S. Government Works: Not All in the Public Domain The U.S. Copyright Act clearly states that copyright protection in the United States is not available for any work of

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