What this guide is:
This guide provides links to resources that provide an overview on copyright laws and policies.
What this guide is not:
This guide is provided for informational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice for specific situations. Inclusion of links to external sites does not constitute an endorsement of the sites by the guide creator, MSU Libraries, or Mississippi State University.
"It is the responsibility of individual teachers and researchers to learn about copyright and reach informed conclusions, understanding that the primary responsibility for making appropriate decisions about fair use of copyrighted material rests with the individual faculty or staff member." (MSU OP 01.20)
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