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Copyrights and Web Pages

Text, photographs and graphics on official pages of the university are copyrighted by Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. In addition, unofficial or personal pages also are automatically afforded some copyright protections under the U.S. Copyright Act.

The "fair use" provision of the copyright law allows use of small portions of work without the permission of the owner. When in doubt, the appropriate and ethical thing to do is ask owners for permission to use their works.

Assume that works on Web pages are protected and seek permission from the page owner for all uses that are not allowed by fair use and other provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act.

Each Web page should have a source or contact, who can help you locate the copyright owner. If you are unable to locate a source on an official or departmental page, contact

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