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Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright Policies

Each individual in the Marshall University community is responsible for understanding and complying with the copyright laws of the United States, Title 17, U.S. Code, and when applicable, of foreign countries. 

Please review the Marshall University Comprehensive Copyright Policy Draft for additional information regarding the University’s position.  

Fair Use

The line between what is fair use and what is infringement is not always clear and in many cases not well-defined.  For additional information on Fair Use, please visit the U.S. Copyright Office’s Fair Use page. 


The information on these web pages and that received from the Health Science Library and its staff is not legal advice, but is intended to serve as a starting point for inquiry.