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Fair Use and Public Domain

Below you will find tips on using copyrighted work, the "fair use" concept, and identifying works that are in the "public domain" -- and therefore not subject to copyright protection. Choose a link to get started.

Chart: Public Domain or Fair Use?


Works in the Public Domain:

The "Fair Use" Concept:

Next Steps
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