Copyright grants the owners of a work the sole right to choose how others may use that work and to earn revenues from it. Copyright can be a complex web of permissions and exemptions, but the basics you need to know are:
You always need permission to use copyrighted works unless at least one of the following exemptions applies:
1. The work is in the public domain, usually works published before 1923 or by the U.S. Government
2. The use meets the criteria outlined under the Fair Use section
3. The use meets the criteria outlined in the Classroom Use section
4. The use meets the criteria for online courses outlined under the TEACH Act
5. The use is permitted under licensing agreements like Creative Commons
If in doubt ask permission!
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