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Copyright Guide

A primer on copyright law and fair use

Flowchart for Determining if Permission is Needed

There are many questions to ask before using copyrighted information. You may need to seek permission or pay a fee to use an image, article, quotation or audio/video material. This guide may be helpful to you in determining if you need to seek permission. 


 This decision map was created by the University of Minnesota Libraries and is used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commericial 3.0 Unported License.