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Making Sense of Copyright, Fair Use, and the Commons

Under international law, everything that we create in a fixed form is protected by copyright. What does that mean for sharing ideas and information? This webpage is an introduction to copyright—and two ways to make legal use of copyrighted material—for anyone who might be curious.

A brief history of copyright

The Doctrine of Fair Use

The Creative Commons

A Discussion and some reflexion


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