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Copyright Tools

Copyright Tools Created by the American Library Association (ALA)

  • ALA has developed a number of tools to educate library users about copyright. 

In the ALA Copyright Tools page, you will find the following resources intended to help others navigate copyright, and Fair Use.

  • Public Domain Slider - a tool to help determine the copyright status of a work that is first published in the U.S.
  • Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Code -  a tool to help you determine whether or not a particular reproduction is covered by this exemption.
  • Fair Use evaluator - a tool to help you carry out a fair use evaluation.
  • Exceptions for Instructors e-Tool - a guide to help instructors navigate the educational exceptions in U.S. copyright law.

*ACCESS the ALA Copyright Tools Here*

ALA Citation

"Copyright Tools", American Library Association, December 3, 2018. (Accessed February 28, 2023)

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