Landman Library

Copyright Users

Everyone is a user of copyrighted work. Here’s what you have to consider.


Uses of Copyrighted Works

Transformative work vs. derivative work

Derivative Work  A work that builds on a previous copyrighted work

Transformative Work  A work that builds on a previous copyright work in a way that imbues it with new meaning


Works Almost Free of Copyrights

How user licenses can affect copyright issues

Licenses Explained  They can change the way copyright law applies to a work

Creative Commons Licenses  “Some rights reserve” licenses

Other "Some Rights Reserved" Licenses  Common licenses that limit the applicability of copyright law

“No Rights Reserved” Works  Non-application of copyright law