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Copyright Guide

What is Copyright?

The Copyright Office of the United States has put out a video about copyright - "What is Copyright?," that may be helpful to view. The U.S. Copyright Office's website,, also contains many copyright and fair-use resources.

Fair Use

Fair use allows for the use of copyright-protected works for educational purposes, as well as for commentary, parody, news reporting, and research.

Eastern Florida State College's Fair Use Analysis Checklist (open form in Adobe Acrobat to fill in) is to be completed when you plan to use copyrighted content on campus, or in face-to-face and/or online classrooms. Directions and additional information are included on the Checklist form.

Fair Use resources:

Using Copyrighted Content