You must get permission to use a copyrighted work unless it falls under a legal exception.
A work is protected by copyright as soon as creation is set in a "tangible medium.” Your classroom doodles are copyrighted, your term paper, your class outline. Works protected by copyright are:
It is a good idea to put the copyright symbol on your work to signify that you are serious about it. A copyright notice should contain:
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