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Exploring Academic Integrity in Your Research

A UO Libraries self-guided tutorial on integrity in library research and using sources ethically


Part IV - Copyright and Fair Use

A black and white photograph group of students and archivists gathered around a desk laden with booksWhenever you write an essay, record a YouTube video, or doodle a self-portrait, you become the owner of intellectual property. “Copyright” is the legal concept that protects creators against others stealing their work. In this section, we’ll discuss how copyright works and when you can fairly use the work of others.

In This Module, You Will:

  • Identify the basic facts about copyright, including fair use analysis
  • Apply the four-factor fair use analysis for academic work
  • Explain the necessity of providing attribution to all kinds of creative works (i.e., not just text)

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