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What is Copyright?
Copyright is designed to protect the rights of both owners and users in order to promote creativity and innovation.
—Renee Hobbs, Ed.D., Professor, Harrington School, University of Rhode Island
More information on copyright.
What is Fair Use?
Download the Code of Best Practices
Copyright resources from Temple Media Education Lab
Fair use resources from Center for Social Media
Fair use videos
The Copyright Act of 1976. This stands as the most comprehensive law on copyright protection and fair use. The fair use defense to copyright infringement was coded for the first time in Section 107 of the Copyright Act [http://www.copyright.gov/title17/], Chapter 1: Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright, p. 19.
Renee Hobbs, Harrington School, University of Rhode Island
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