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A global copyright issue arises in a variety of situations. You have to think globally if any of the following apply to you:

An employee accesses your licensed databases while traveling out of the country
You are negotiating a digital license with a vendor/publisher/content owner who is based outside your own country
Librarians from more than one country (for e.g., South Africa, Australia, Canada and the U.S.) join a journal club and share articles through the club (post articles to a private online space)
Two colleagues contribute research papers from authors from several countries which they share via Sharepoint
You post a photograph on your Facebook page
Your organization has locations or employees in more than one country
You are teaching an online course with students from more than one country
You are posting content on a website or intranet that will be accessed outside your own country
You are using content from outside your own country
You are determining whether fair use or fair dealing may be a defense to the use of online content

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