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Copyright and Plagiarism Guide for PEA: Public Domain Analysis Charts

A Guide to U.S. Copyright, Plagiarism and Intellectual Property Law for the Phillips Exeter Academy Community

  Public Domain Analysis Charts

Once the copyright on a work expires, the work is considered to be in the public domain and can be freely duplicated, used, and altered. The following charts explain when a work will enter the public domain.

Copyright Advisory Tools for Teachers

This Copyright Genie http://www.librarycopyright.net/resources/genie/ allows you to determine if a work is protected by copyright.

 The Fair Use Evaluator http://www.librarycopyright.net/resources/fairuse/ helps you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code.

 "Exceptions for instructors" http://www.librarycopyright.net/resources/exemptions/ assists in identifying if an intended use meets the requirements of the copyright law.