Intellectual Property and Digital Rights Management

A Guide to Online Content Use
This site will help you decide whether or not you need a license to use specific online content, particularly at an educational institution. It contains information, links to relevant websites, and wizards - forms that allow you to input information about your intended use and then return a calculated response tailored to your situation.

Finding out whether you can use a whole class of content or a particular content title can be a daunting task because copyright laws are complex, court rulings can influence legal interpretations, rights to different media (text, music, video, CDs) are represented by different collectives, and rights to a content title may be represented by a company or individual rather than a collective. This website makes it easier and quicker to make your determination.


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