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Copyright Guidelines

A resource to copyright for Faculty and Staff


Welcome to the Durham Tech Library's Guide to Copyright

A Resource for Faculty & Staff


Here you can find information to help you understand copyright, fair use, and the public domain. Please be aware, however, that we are librarians. Not lawyers. And any liability will fall on you, the individual, if you are deemed to have violated copyright. 

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Tips to Keep in Mind:

  • Assume content is protected by copyright (or, in the case of digital content, a license agreement, terms of use, terms of service, or the like);
  • "Educational Use" "Fair Use"; 
  • Attribution alone may not be enough;
  • Password-protection alone may not be enough; and
  • Students hold copyright to their works.

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