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Open Educational Resources (OER): Copyright

This guide has been created to help instructors locate and use open educational resources (OER).

What is Copyright?

Copyright and the United States

Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states:

"The Congress shall have power...To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries..."

Public Domain

Copyright on Campus

Must watch on YouTube

Copyright for Students

What is Fair Use?

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

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Creative Commons License
Copyright Page, adapted from Lansing Community College (LCC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Regina Gong is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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