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Copyright for Students: About

Copyright information for students, including information on fair use and Creative Commons licenses.

About this guide

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Image by Wyncliff used under Public Domain License

You probably already know that you have to cite information you get from articles, books, and websites in your papers and projects for class (if not, check out a great citation help guide):

But what about when you're working on something a little less predictable, like:

  • Something that's not for class?
  • A project that uses images or video?

This guide will give you resources to understand copyright, fair use, and examine different kinds of creative commons licenses.

*This guide does not provide legal advice and is not meant to replace the advice of a lawyer.