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Copyright @ UW-River Falls
Have questions about copyright? Check out this guide.
Copyright provides certain
forms of protection to authors of "original works of authorship,"
including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual
works. It is based on federal law (title 17, U.S. Code) and provides an author
two important protections: to control how a work is used and to obtain
commercial benefit from a work.
This website is intended to
guide the UW-River Falls community in understanding and interpreting copyright
law in an educational setting. It provides basic information on copyright, and
points to specific information about copyright procedures as followed by units
throughout the University. The information on these pages is not legal advice,
and should not be considered a substitute for legal counsel.
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