The information presented in this guide is for informational purposes only and should NOT be construed as legal advice. If you are looking for legal advice, please contact the University of Maine Office of General Counsel.
Although copyright is the most well-known legal right a creator has in his or her work, it is not the only possibility. Copyright is a highly restricted right, reserving only a small number of limited uses as exceptions. For creators interested in having others reuse, reimagine, and remix their creative works, there are several potential alternatives to copyright. Here, then, are some of the potential legal rights, licenses, and designations a creator can have or can choose to have in their work:
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