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Copyright Basics

Copyright at the Library

Intellectual property is a broad descriptive term that encompasses four distinct types of "intellectual" products and their associated legal rights: copyrighttrademarkstrade secrets, and patents.  Although each type is important, a good working understanding of copyright law is essential for academic and cultural creators. 
Whether we realize it or not, we're constantly using and creating works protected by copyright.  As users and creators of copyrighted works, we have certain rights and responsibilities under the law.  This research guide collects resources that introduce this important field of law and help us in asserting our rights and fulfilling our responsibilities.


Copyright Comic Book

Books on Copyright

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