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Feb 23 / Copyright@WSULS

Celebrate Fair Use Week!

February 23-27, 2015 is Fair Use Week!

                Can I make a copy of this article?

                May I share this material with my class?

                Will posting this work to Blackboard violate copyright?

Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing. It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair use and fair dealing, celebrate success stories, and explain these doctrines.”

Fair use doctrines permit limited use of copyrighted materials without acquiring permission from the copyright holders.

The Wayne State University Library System offers a number of helpful resources to help you answer your copyright and fair use questions.

Did you know we have a Copyright Decision Tree to help you stay copyright compliant?

We also offer an Interactive Fair Use Checklist to help you determine whether or not your use is “fair”.

Are you an instructor who would like some assistance providing full-text access to materials for your class? Use our Permalink Request Form.

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