Understanding Fair Use

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Wait! Sometimes there are things you can use without dealing with the complexities of fair use!

The Public Domain - works we all own!

Showing things to students in certain classroom circumstances is already permitted by law.

You may already have the necessary permissions to use Creative Commons works

What can I use in my...


Research & Publications?

Multimedia Project?

Assignments and Class Projects?