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1. For an explanation of Internet-related copyright issues see "Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web," by the University of Maryland University College. For more information on Fair Use please see the article "The 'Fair Use' Rule: When Use of Copyrighted Material is Acceptable" from Nolo.
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