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Copyright at UCSF

Information on copyright, publishing, and intellectual property.

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Peggy Tahir
UCSF Library


When you need to use only a small portion of work that is copyright protected, you may be able to use it due to the fair use exemption in the U.S. copyright law.

This fair use checklist breaks down the four factors of fair use into smaller categories. It will make it easier to conduct a fair use analysis.

Copyright Information for Students

These documents will help students understand some basic information about U.S. copyright law, discover how and when materials can be shared and/or reproduced, and point to open materials to use that are exempt from copyright protections.

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