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We respond to copyright questions over email and through virtual and in-person appointments, public and customized workshops, and more.

We provide information and education about copyright and do not provide legal advice. If you require personal legal advice, the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan offer legal referral services that may be helpful to you.

We are not empowered to grant permission for copyrights. For more information, see our guide on obtaining copyright permissions

Wondering what's protected by copyright? Not sure what fair use is? See our Copyright Basics FAQ for answers to many common questions. 

Meet the Copyright team

See our staff listing to learn more about us.

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U-M students, faculty members, and staff are welcome to make an appointment with a copyright specialist.

Please feel free to book an appointment whether you have a concrete project or are just curious about any topic related to copyright.

If you need to schedule a time not shown on our calendar, please email us.

All appointments are currently virtual.

Attend a workshop

We offer public workshops on copyright. 

We also provide customized workshops and presentations on copyright for faculty, staff, and students. Email us if you're interested in setting up a workshop for your group.

Common questions about copyright at U-M

Certain copyright-related issues are handled elsewhere at the university:

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