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Copyright Basics: Overview

This guide provides answers to common copyright questions.

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The University of Michigan Library Copyright Office provides help with copyright questions for University of Michigan faculty, staff and students. Please email us with questions or visit our website for more information.

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Copyright Guide

Welcome to the University of Michigan's Guide to Copyright.

Copyright law is complicated, and for good or for ill, increasingly important in scholarship and academia.  The following guide seeks to provide answers to frequently asked questions, help authors learn effectively to use and enforce their rights, and to demystify copyright law as much as possible.

The information presented here is intended for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have specific legal questions pertaining to the University of Michigan, please contact the Office of the General Counsel

If you believe your copyright has been infringed on a web site hosted by the University of Michigan, please contact our DMCA agent.

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Except where otherwise noted, this work is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. For details and exceptions, see the Library Copyright Statement.