Copyright Policy and Resource Guide Digital Millennium Copyright Act/Responsible Use Policy for the Internet

Am I free to copy whatever appears on the Internet?

No. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act signed into law in October 1998, updates the Copyright Act for digital materials. Although the principle of fair use does not generally apply to the digital world, fair use may apply for specific uses, for example, digital course reserves, removed at the end of the course, would likely be protected under the principle of fair use.

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