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Understanding copyright and fair use is an important part of teaching, research and creative work. The following statements define responsibilities and provide copyright guidance:

Copyright clearance & Creative Commons

Other links to copyright and policy information for specific media

The laws surrounding copyright and intellectual property are complex and open to a variety of interpretations. These links are to general copyright information and to best practices that are relevant in an academic setting.


Compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act peer-to-peer file sharing requirements


For more information, contact Michael Spalti,

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Willamette University Libraries

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209