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Copyright Advice

Copyright is a very large and complicated concept that many researchers struggle to understand - and it varies in each country. If you are confused over whether or not you need permission to re-use an image, post a copy of an article in your class website, or properly credit something - we are here to help! The two main categories we often get asked about are related to authors' rights and classroom use of copyrighted materials. To find out more, click on either of the blue bars below or the tabs on the left side of this page.

For a basic introduction to U.S. copyright issues including definitions, fair use, research and classroom use, and related topics - see our Copyright for Research & Teaching guide.

For help locating journal-specific information on authors' rights, open access information, strategies about copyright and publishing options, and steps you can take to retain ownership of your work - check out our Authors' Rights & Copyright guide.

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