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provides copyright clearance for course materials and answers general questions about copyright.
The University of Michigan Copyright Office provides guidance on issues related to copyright for the University of Michigan community, including information on fair use and publishing.
Copyright at the University of Michigan
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If you have any questions about copyright as it pertains to the Kresge Business Administration Library, please contact Library Director Corey Seeman.