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Copyright: Copyright vs License

This guide is for Mayo Clinic staff and students who are seeking information on Copyright and Fair Use. The guide contains links to Mayo and web resources.

How Do Copyright and Licenses Differ?



Identifying the Copyright Owner

The copyright holder may be a publisher, a professional society or a person.
Copyright holders are found in the publication:
Books:  The copyright holder is listed after the copyright statement on the back of the first page of the book (i.e., verso). 
Example - Copyright (c) 2007 HBS Press  shows that that HBS Press holds the copyright.   
Articles - The copyright statement is identified on the first page of each article.  
Example - Copyright (c) 2011 Taylor and Francis, LLC, shows that Taylor and Francis holds the copyright.