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"To Promote the Progress of Sciences and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries”
--U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 8

Winona State University encourages the use of materials for educational use within the guidelines set forth by the 1976 U.S.Copyright law and the 1998 Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Below are links to websites that provide more information concerning copyright law and appropriate education use of materials.

If you have any questions please contact Thomas Bremer (507) 457-5151 Dean of the WSU Library. 1-800-342-5978.

U.S. Copyright Office- Library of Congress
Provides an introduction to copyright basics. It includes FAQs and information on new copyright legislation.

Guidelines for Educational Fair Use
University of Texas site provides a simple outline to learn about copyright basics.

1976 U.S. Copyright Law (U.S.C. 107)
Links to the text of the law.

Digital Millenium Copyright Act (HR 2281)
Links to the text of the law.

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