States Copyright Office includes copyright basics, "fair
use", researching holders of copyright, and a study on
distance education issues.
Practices (Center for Social Media) answers questions about
educational use of documentary videos, open course ware, online
videos, poetry, and other tools for media literacy.
Library Association) answers "Is this fair use?"
Crash Course Four stars! Best site I've found, easy to understand,
from the University of Texas. Includes online
tutorial. Can you pass the
108 spinner and Public
Domain Slider to help determine copyright compliance. Copyright
Section 108 spinner is a useful tool that can help determine whether
by the 108 exemption.
Office for Information Technology Policy)
Clearance Center Where you can get permission to reproduce
copyrighted content such as articles and book chapters in your
journals, photocopies, course packs, library reserves, Web sites,
e-mail and more.
Know Your Copy Rights
looks at copyright from the perspectives of all key academic stakeholders
and suggests what each group can do to enhance their
copyright practices and advance academic interests. Includes FAQs.
Resources Association Intellectual Property Rights Committee--the
Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study addresses the use of images for teaching, research, study, and the
incorporation of images into dissertations and theses (and the subsequent
inclusion of those dissertations and theses in databases that help
facilitate access to, and preserve, those academic works).
World Intellectual Property
Organization Learn about the nature of trademarks, copyright,
industrial designs, and emerging issues in intellectual property.
Librarians Care about Intellectual Property Law and Policy by
Carol C. Henderson, former Executive Director
Washington Office, American Library Association
Copyright Warning: The copyright law of the United
States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or
other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions
specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish
a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions
is that photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any
purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If
a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction
for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be
liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the
right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment
of the order would involve a violation of copyright law.