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Intellectual Property Resources

This page supplies annotated hyperlinks to Web sites, sample institutional policies,
sample release forms, and print materials regarding intellectual property issues.

General Institutional Policies
Library Resources Sample Release Forms

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»  American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
The AAUP's Special Committee on Distance Education and Intellectual Property Issues has links to their statements on distance education, copyright, and intellectual property.

» Association of University Technology Managers
The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM®) is a nonprofit association of over 3,000 professionals who obtain and manage intellectual property resulting from research at universities, nonprofit research institutions, and teaching hospitals worldwide. Included on this page are links to sample policies; university technology offices; patent, copyright, and trademark resources which also include intellectual property resources; and government resources, regulations, and legislation.

» Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment
This site, sponsored by the University of Maryland University College, contains current issues and resources, workshops and conferences, research, and current news related to intellectual property and copyrights.

» Copyown
"This Web site and the underlying research is devoted to understanding the emerging conflicts over copyright ownership within the higher education community and seek to find appropriate solutions that everyone can live with." A large number of links to institutional policies can be found at this site along with numerous links to resources on the topic. This page is maintained by Rodney Petersen, J.D., the director of project planning in the Office of Information Technology at the University of Maryland.

» Copyright Office Study on Distance Education
According to the executive summary of the report (in the pdf file - Adobe Acrobat):
"Part I of the Report gives an overview of the nature of distance education today.
Part II describes current licensing practices in digital distance education, including problems and future trends.
Part III describes the status of technologies relating to the delivery and protection of distance education materials.
Part IV analyzes the application of current copyright law to digital distance education activities.
Part V discusses prior initiatives addressing copyright and digital distance education.
Part VI examines the question of whether the law should be changed, first summarizing the views of interested parties and then providing the Copyright Office's analysis and recommendations."

» Fair Use of Copyrighted Works: A Crucial Element in Educating America
This site is dated, but the general information regarding guidelines for an intellectual property policy, permission letters, and possible fair use scenarios. CETUS (Consortium for Education Technology in University Systems) sponsors this page.

» Guidelines for Creating a Policy for Copyright Compliance
This site managed by the copyright compliance center provides tools and guidelines for creating copyright policies for academic institutions, businesses, and copyright holders.

» Intellectual Property
This site contains Carnegie Mellon University's policy on Intellectual Property. The page also includes a link to a report on Intellectual Property and the Information Infrastructure: "The Report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights" released by Ronald H. Brown on the United States Senate.

» Legal Information Institute
This site from the Cornell Law School provides up-to-date, useful links to copyright information and other intellectual property issues.

» Trademark and Other Intellectual Property Resource Guide
This guide, produced by the network, provides links to information about trademarks, copyright, and patents.

» World Intellectual Property Organization
"WIPO is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world through cooperation among States, and for the administration of various multilateral treaties dealing with the legal and administrative aspects of intellectual property." A number of links with respect to intellectual property are provided.

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Institutional Policies

Northwest Missouri State University
»  Brigham Young University »  Rice University
»  Campus IP Policies »  Pennsylvania State University
»  Carnegie Mellon University »  Tulane University
»  Copyown Policy Collection »  University of Kansas
»  Georgia Institute of Technology »  University of North Carolina
»  James Madison University »  University of Northern Colorado
»  Marquette University »  University System of Georgia

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Sample Release Forms

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Library Resources

Patent, copyright & trademark : a desk reference to intellectual property law
3rd Floor 346.73048 E42p

Faculty pay in distance education [videorecording]
2nd Floor, Teaching Resources Area 331.281 F14f

Plagiarism, copyright violation, and other thefts of intellectual property
3rd Floor 016.346 A54p

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