The University of Denver is committed to providing access to educational resources with as few restrictions as possible, while recognizing the need to respect the intellectual property rights of content creators. Unfortunately, it may be difficult at times to know how to accomplish both of these aims and to feel confident that we’re abiding by copyright law.

The following recommendations are based on work done by a body of stakeholders* drawn from across the US and charged with creating a set of guidelines for the fair use of electronic resources by nonprofit educational institutions. While they do not carry the weight of law, these guidelines were negotiated specifically to address Section 107 of the Copyright Act which sets forth the conditions of Fair Use.

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