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Copyright and Fair Use Guide


If you have questions about copyright and fair use related to teaching or research at SHSU, please reach out to the Scholarly Communications Librarian, Erin Owens.

  • Permissions to include copyrighted text or images in a thesis, dissertation, or scholarly book/article publication.
  • Understanding how copyrighted materials can be used in the face-to-face or online classroom.
  • Determining the copyright status of a given work.
  • Searching for public domain or openly licensed content to use without copyright concerns.
  • Other questions


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