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The University of Central Missouri adheres to all applicable Copyright Laws outlined in Title 17 of the United States Code. This guide outlines applicable copyright laws as they apply to Fair Use and the TEACH Act.

Avoiding Risk Table

Text Source Public Domain Works Created by You Open Access Creative Commons Licensed by UCM Copyright Protected
Publisher No Risk Check with publisher (Risk is low if you reserved rights when publishing) Low Risk - Check with the Publisher Depends on license Depends on license Risky
Internet Pages No Risk Low risk - Specify the usage permission Low Risk Depends on license Depends on license Risky
Social Media No Risk Low risk - Specify usage permission NA Depends on license Depends on license Risky
UCM Images No Risk Check with UCM University Relations Low Risk but verify with UCM University Relations Depends on license Depends on license Risky
Scanned from printed materials No risk Low risk - Specify usage permission Low Risk Depends on license Depends on license Risky
Unpublished No Risk Low risk - Specify usage permission Low Risk  NA NA

Risky

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