The Copyright Law is very clear in retaining specific rights for the producer of intellectual property. These are given in Section 106 of the Copyright Law: Exclusive rights in copyrighted works. The owner of a copyright has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:
For graphic works, there may be moral rights involved. Regardless of exclusive rights, Congress, through the Copyright Law of the United States, has given educators a limited "right" to reproduce information in certain circumstances. This limited right to reproduce a copyrighted work is called fair use. Fair use is a legislated privilege. Four very broad factors are given in the Law that must be considered when claiming fair use. These are set out in "Section 107: Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use."
It is the responsibility of University Copyright Center in the library to assist you with your fair use concerns.
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