"This site provides guidance to faculty, students, and staff on Rutgers policy and practice for using copyrighted works in academic research and publication, teaching, and other educational activity."
Congress established the Copyright Office in 1897 within Library of Congress.
Copyright Act of 1976 (17 United States Code)
You can register your work with the U.S, Copyright Office, but your work is automatically protected as soon as you create it.
In the United States, copyright lasts for the life of the person who creates a work plus 70 years.
Columbia University's Fair Use Check List provides a tool to analyze fair use. These are only guidelines with the ultimate question being whether the cumulative weight of the factors favors or turns you away from fair use.
The Fair Use limitation enable uses of copyrighted works without prior permission or payment of a royalty. In determining that the use made of a work is a fair use, we need to consider the following:
The American Library Association maintains the research guide Copyright for Libraries - Fair Use
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