Are you dealing with a copyrighted work?
Is the work in the public domain? Generally, works created prior to 1924 (as of Jan. 1, 2019) are in the public domain. See the public domain page to identify works.
If the work is copyrighted, pursue these paths.
Does the work bear a Creative Commons license permitting certain uses?
Is the work licensed by the University in which case the copyright is covered for you?
If the work is not in the public domain or licensed for use, is there a legal exemption to copyright law that would allow you to use the work? Examples:
If the work is not licensed or covered by an exemption, consider the Fair Use exemption.
If none of the above allows you to use a copyrighted work, seek permission which may involve paying royalties.
Let's copy it right
A Guide to Copyright for UMKC Educators and Students
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Nothing on this guide is to be construed as legal advice.
These pages are intended to provide information and guidance in the application of copyright law and
to expand on the University of Missouri System Collected Rules and Regulations.
Let's Copy It Right: A Guide to Copyright for UMKC Educators and Students by http://libguides.library.umkc.edu/copyright is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License.