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Copyright and fair use guidelines
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Library Staff Hours

The Boxer Library is open for study twenty four hours a day/seven days a week.

Circulation services are only available during library staff hours.

Regular Business Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Copyright and Fair Use

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and the creation of knowledge. The University is also committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others, including those of copyright owners, and to following the copyright laws of the United States (codified, in large part, in Title 17 of the United States Code).

The copyright laws of the United States are complex. This guide is intended to provide a basic overview of copyright and Fair Use and to assist compliance efforts by posting guidelines created through the good faith application of copyright laws as they relate to the education environment. To see the University's policy on copyright, click here.


Page Content

What is Copyright?

A brief overview of copyright law - what it is, how it works. 

What is Fair Use?

A description of fair use, with guidelines and examples.

Attribution and Plagiarism

Descriptions of attribution and plagiarism and why they are important.


Links to a recording of a recent lecture on copyright in higher education and three short overview videos.

Tools and Recommended Readings

Links to tools and recommended readings for copyright and fair use.


Feel free to contact us with specific questions about copyright and fair use or to schedule a workshop.



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