Understanding U.S. Copyright law can be challenging. The laws can be complex especially in a digital environment. xemptions exist for classroom teaching, libraries, and online learning exist (see Copyright in Teaching), fair use analyses are still an option, and obtaining permission (and sometimes paying a fee) are also options, the advent of authors applying Creative Commons licenses to their works has greatly broadened the availability of creative, original works which may be used with attribution as designated by their authors.
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