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Copyright and Fair Use: Resources

Information resources on copyright law and fair use guidelines for the MSUB community.

Copyright Guidelines

Various organizations and groups have created guidelines and codes of best practices for the use of copyrighted works.

Please note that these guidelines are not part of copyright law, and they are not universally agreed upon.

General Resources

Working with the MSUB Library

Faculty may place items on reserve at the MSUB Library that are in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and Fair Use Guidelines. This includes print or physical items  such as books, DVDs, or equipment.


Contact the library for more information at 406-657-1687. Use the Fair Use Checklist below to help apply the fair use balancing test:


Creative Common License Infographic

Creative Commons Infographic

Created by Green, C. 2015. Taking OER mainstream, reused under a CC BY 2.0 license.