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Do you have the right to copy?
- Athough the person who creates a work holds the copyright, there are rights that can be exerted by others when they want to use or copy part of a copyrighted work. Some of the exceptions that pertain to education and teaching are listed below:
- Section 107: Fair Use - If the copying falls under one or more of the 4 fair use factors, it MIGHT be considered a fair use exemption
- Section 108: Reproduction by libraries and archives - Libraries and archives (and their users) have exemptions to make copies of journal articles. small sections of books, etc. - if the use is going to be held by that individual only, is research related and is not for profit
- Section 109: Effect of transfer of particular copy or phonorecord - Allows for owners of a copy or phonorecord to transfer that copy by loan, sale or just giving it away. Also known as the First Sale Doctrine
- Section 110: Exemption of certain performances and displays - Among other things, allows for display/performance of some works when used in face-to-face instruction.