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Copyright for Educators


This page provides links to reputable sources of copyright information for informational purposes, but it does not constitute legal advice. 

A Framework for Analyzing Copyright Questions

1. Is this work protected by copyright?

2. Is there a license that covers my use?

3. Is there a specific exemption in copyright law that covers my use?

4. Is my use covered by fair use?

5. Do I need permission from the copyright owner for my use?

This work is a derivative of Kevin Smith and Lisa Macklin's original Framework. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Share-Alike License (CC-BY-SA 4.0).

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