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It is important to understand copyright because it affects what you can use in your teaching and your research. You can use something for educational purposes and still be responsible for copyright infringement. In this guide, you'll find information about what you can use to be in compliance with U.S. copyright law.
When providing digital materials to students, educators must either secure permission for use or ensure that they are meeting the fair use standards of U.S. copyright law.
For guidelines and step-by-step instructions for meeting copyright compliance in Moodle, see our Posting Materials in Moodle guide.