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Using Others' Works

There are a series of steps to follow if you wish to use someone else's work:

  1. Check to see if what you need or something comparable is in the public domain. If you find the work here you are free to use the content.
  2. Check to see if what you need or something comparable is available through Creative Commons licenses. If you find the work here you are free to use the content as long as you follow the license requirements.
  3. Check to see if your proposed use is a fair use. If your evaluation of your use is fair then you are free to use the content, if it is legal copy.
  4. If necessary, request permission to use the item.