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Using Works and Copyright

Help determining if you have the legal right to use another's work.

Ownership (Holder of Copyright)

List of helpful sources for determining the copyright owner (holder):

An excellent overview on this topic can be found in Georgia Harper's "Who Owns What?" and its subpage "Sorting Through Ownership" in Copyright Crash Course, University of Texas Libraries LibGuides.

Digital Media Law Project, Works Owned by One or More Creators, (last updated 2014).

Links to Help Find Owners

University of Michigan Library, Identifying Copyright Holders, in Obtaining Copyright Permissions (last updated 4/16/2019).

Has the copyright been Transferred or Licensed