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Textbook by: Marcia Keyser. E-mail the author

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Name: Copyright For The Rest Of Us
ID: col11385
Language: English (en)
Summary: Copyright For The Rest Of Us is a textbook designed to introduce college or high school students to copyright law without going into too much detail - or being too simplistic. Its nine chapters (or modules in Connexions) cover what the law says and how that law is commonly applied to music, movies, artworks, digitization, and other situations. Each module (chapter) can be used alone or with the rest of the text.
Collection Subtype: Textbook
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: Art, Copyright, Digitization, Fair Use, Movies, Music, Plagiarism
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Marcia Keyser (
Copyright Holders: Marcia Keyser (
Maintainers: Marcia Keyser (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Dec 14, 2011 2:37 pm US/Central
Last revision to collection: Dec 15, 2011 11:55 am US/Central


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Version History

Version: 1.2 Dec 15, 2011 11:55 am US/Central by Marcia Keyser
Added Google Analytic code

Version: 1.1 Dec 14, 2011 2:48 pm US/Central by Marcia Keyser
Initial collection of modules

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