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Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines

From the WSU University Communications office:

“WSU requires all users of campus Internet services to comply with all state and federal laws including copyright laws. The students, faculty, and staff at WSU have access to the fundamentals of copyright law and WSU’s guidelines for educational use of copyright materials at WSU’s Copyright Home Page and the U.S. Copyright Office’s Home Page.”


For those seeking to better understand the often perplexing issue of copyright laws; WSU Health Sciences Outreach Librarian Kathryn Vela has compiled a comprehensive guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and the Library. Topics include fair use in academic settings, seeking permissions, copyright and electronic resources, and even a fair use checklist.