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Copyright & Fair Use Information & Resources: Copyright & Fair Use

UNA Student Copyright Notice

UNA courses may incorporate material contributed or licensed by individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. All persons reproducing, redistributing, or making commercial use of this information are expected to adhere to the terms and conditions asserted by the copyright holder. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in the copyright laws may require the written permission of the copyright owners. Copyright use as outlined in the TEACH Act is not yet valid at the University of North Alabama.

Copyright & Fair Use

With the explosion of information found online the subject of copyright is more complex than ever. Copyright is a form of protection granted by law for original works of authorship and covers both published and unpublished works. Merriam-Webster’s defines copyright as “the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work)”. (Merriam-Webster Online).

The following links and resources are provided for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Librarians cannot give legal advice of any kind. If you have a legal question you should consult the appropriate professional.