Jun 17, 2009

A data collection instrument is included in the documentation for a study. Can I use the data collection instrument for my project?

Some instruments utilized as part of the data collection process for a project deposited with ICPSR may contain whole or in part contents from copyrighted instruments. Reproductions of such instruments are provided as documentation for the analysis of the data of the associated collection. Restrictions on "fair use" apply to all copyrighted content.

Circular 21 from the U.S. Copyright Office provides basic information on fair use and several important legislative provisions and other documents addressing reproduction of copyrighted materials by librarians and educators.