Copyright

US copyright law is directly tied to how libraries provide information to their users.

General Copyright Information

Fair Use

Fair Use permits limited use of copyrighted works. Here are some tools that may help you determine what is fair use.

First Sale

First Sale allows libraries to purchase and lend out printed materials. These resources help explain the First Sale Doctrine

Creative Commons

Creative Commons licenses allows libraries and users to decide when and how their content is used and shared.