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Copyright: Overview


Welcome to the EVC Library Guide on Copyright

At Evergreen Valley College, we are required to be in compliance with copyright law. This guide has been created to help faculty and staff understand their rights and responsibilities. Please keep in mind that this guide on copyright and fair use is only meant to be informative; refer to a lawyer for legal issues or questions.

What is Copyright?

Copyright gives legal protection to creators for certain creative works. The copyright rules and regulations control who may legally copy, sell, display, perform, or adapt those works.

U.S. Copyright Laws

Our copyright laws in the United States come from: Title 17 of the U.S. Code.