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.
Table of Contents for this Guide
Using Copyright -- Answers questions about how to use copyrighted materials.
Copyright Components -- Offers an overview about copyright by responding to basic copyright questions.
CTOOLS -- Addresses the questions about using copyrighted material in CTOOLS.
Fair Use and Other Exceptions -- Explains the exceptions to copyright rules which might grant use to copyrighted materials.
Requesting Permission -- Defines what permissions are and how you can get them if necessary.
Resource Links -- Offers additional links and information pertaining to copyright.
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