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Respect for the intellectual property of others is a critical aspect of academic ethics.  The University of Colorado and Auraria Higher Education Center encourage individuals to learn about copyright law and fair use.  Many materials in the University of Colorado Digital Library are protected by U.S. copyright law.  Copyright provides legal protection for the creators of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.  Among other things, it grants the copyright holder exclusive rights in the display, performance, reproduction, and distribution of the work.  Exemptions such as “fair use” and the TEACH Act provide certain limitations to these exclusive rights.  Some, but not all, academic uses of copyrighted works may be considered fair use.

Questions about the use of copyrighted materials in University work that are not otherwise addressed on these sites can be forwarded to Legal Counsel, University of Colorado.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright:

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U.S. Copyright Office Summary

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  7. Bent Hyde Papers, 1905-1918
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