Select resources, sites and tutorials pertaining to U.S. copyright law.
Tutorials and Guides
- Reproductions by libraries or archives for their users, for replacement or for preservation. A good site for those interested in how section 108 of the copyright law affects libraries.
- Is it Protected by Copyright? This site has a convenient slide for answering the question of whether the item you are considering is protected or in the public domain.
- Baruch College Interactive Guide to using Copyrighted Media This free, interactive resource (requires Flash) is intended to help the user determine the appropriate copyright guidelines they must follow to use different types of copyright protected media in their courses. The audience for this are Baruch’s faculty, staff, and students, but the information is general.
- Copyright Basics U.S. Copyright Office.
- Stanford University Libraries Copyright and Fair Use A comprehensive Web site.
- Theses and Dissertations “Copyright Law and graduate Research” by Kenneth Crews.
- Crash Course in Copyright The University of Texas
- Copyright Information Circulars and Factsheets from the U.S. Library of Congress Copyright Office
- Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians Download this pdf document from the U.S. Copyright Office.
- Copyright Registration Procedures From the U.S. Copyright Office
- “An Education in (C)opyright Law: A Primer for Cyberspace.” (Library and Information Science Research, 11 (2), March 2003), Robert N. Diotalvi (Legal Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University)provides a brief tutorial on U.S. copyright law that covers recent legislative changes affecting online materials.
- Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office This site offers information about ownership, libraries, permission, fair use and more.
- The Association of Research Libraries has produced a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries that is a clear statement of its use in an academic setting. The PDF download is free.
United States Intellectual Property Law Resources
- Title 17, US Code U.S. copyright law.
- When Works pass into the public domain? Laura Gassaway, Law Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill
- U.S. Copyright Office
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- For a detailed explanation of copyright for educators Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians click here
- The University of Tennessee Intellectual Property Policy
- The University of Tennessee Research Foundation
- Association of Research Libraries Copyright and Intellectual Property A review of intellectual property statutes and legislation of the past few years.
- University of Texas Intellectual Property A comprehensive intellectual property site.
- Copyright Clearance Center Request online permission here.
- AAUP Statement on Copyright The American Association of University Professors.