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Copyright Law : Education and Fair Use

This is a guide to UW Madison Libraries and online sources for research on copyright. Print and electronic resources are integrated and categorized according to topic.

Copyright for Educators and Librarians

This section of the guide is devoted to copyright issues as it applies to educators and librarians. "Fair Use," the case law-based doctrine added as Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, is a focal point of interest and concern for those in education at all levels. This doctrine holds that the production and dissemination of works in the context of teaching, research and scholarship is not an infringement of copyright.

The materials are designed to serve as practical guides to "fair use" and its implications for those in an educational environment. The materials are divided into two sections: Materials that can be found in the Library Catalog and Links.

Treatises and other Texts

Online Sources


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