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Copyright: NWC

This guide provides information (not legal advice) to support NWC community decision-making in the use of copyright protected material in research, learning, and teaching.

Purpose of Guide and Disclaimer

This guide intends to refer NWC community users to accurate information. However, information received from the NWC Library or the NWC Copyright Librarian is neither legal advice/opinion nor legal counsel to the college or any members of the NWC community. Please contact the NWC Office of General Counsel or NWC Staff Judge Advocate's Office for NWC-related legal advice and interpretation of the law, or personal counsel for personal legal advice. The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NWC of sites or the information, products, or services contained therein, nor does NWC exercise editorial control over the information found at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this guide. U.S. copyright law is subject to change.

NWC Community Responsibilities

Per NWC Copyright Policy (pending approval), faculty, staff, and students are individually responsible for following all copyright instructions and legal code in the scope of their work at the college. Please familiarize yourself with these copyright instructions and legal code:

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NWC Copyright Office

The NWC Copyright Office provides copyright information (not legal advice) to support NWC community decision-making in the use of copyrighted material in research, learning, and teaching at the college. 

The NWC Copyright Office is found within the NWC Library and is happy to assist you with copyright informational coaching and education during your time here at the college. 


In addition to information provided on this guide, please email NWC-related copyright informational questions to 

Service Disclaimer

Although the NWC Copyright Office provides copyright information and education, it is not able to provide legal advice nor opinion. The NWC Copyright Librarian is an educator, not a copyright compliance officer. If you have specific legal questions pertaining to NWC, please contact the NWC Office of General Counsel or NWC Staff Judge Advocate's Office (SJA).

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Unless otherwise noted on an individual page, this guide is adapted from Illinois University Library, University of Michigan Library and Ohio State University Libraries' Copyright Guides: "Except where otherwise indicated, original content in this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 license." Those guides allow the following: "you are free to share, adopt, or adapt the materials. We encourage broad adoption of these materials for teaching and other professional development purposes, and invite you to customize them for your own needs."