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Copyright Resources

This page provides:
   » Annotated links to web sites about copyright and educational fair use issues
   » Current materials about copyright in the Owens Library collection

Web Sites

» Anti-Piracy
The Software Publishers Association's homepage includes links to anti-piracy news, a blog/newsletter, and educational resources.

» Checklist for Fair Use
This practical page from the Copyright Clearance Center is useful for determining if the use of a copyrighted work is fair use.

» Copyright and Fair Use
This site, sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources, NOLO & Justia, includes information about the following categories: Primary Materials, Copyright & Fair Use Overview, Copyright & Fair Use Guide, Resources for Librarians, Key Copyright Sites, and Current Issues & Legislation.

» Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
The not-for-profit Copyright Clearance Center provides copyright permission/licensing programs and Copyright education.

» Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Government Printing Office provides the full text of the Act.

» Distance Education and the TEACH Act
The American Library Association provides excellent information about the meaning and the importance of the TEACH Act for distance and online education, as well as a legislative history and FAQs about the Act.

» Take the Copyright Crash Course from the University of Texas Libraries. The site includes a sample permission letter.

» Northwest and Copyright

» Owens Library Fair Use Questionnaire
This questionnaire deals with "four factors (purpose, nature, amount, effect) when weighing whether use of a copyrighted source falls under fair use guidelines as defined by Section 107 of the Copyright Law of the United States of America."

» University of Missouri Kansas City LibGuide on Copyright
UMKC provides comprehensive copyright information searchable on their LibGuide.

» United States Code Title 17 - Chapter 1
Chapter 1 discusses the exclusive rights of the copyright owner, educational fair use, and limitations on exclusive rights.

» United States Copyright Office of the Library of Congress
The Copyright Office supplies US Copyright Office Forms (copyright applications), Copyright Registration Procedures, and information about current Copyright Legislation. The page includes informative answers to FAQs.

» When Works Pass into the Public Domain
This table of when works pass into the public domain was "based in part on Laura N. Gasaway's chart, "When Works Pass into the Public Domain", and similar charts found in Marie C. Malaro, A Legal Primer On Managing Museum Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998): 155-156."

Copyright Materials in Owens Library

» Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions, 3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012.
346.73048 C92c, New Books, 1st Floor.

» Keogh, Patricia and Rachel Crowley, compilers.  Copyright Policies. Chicago: College Library Information Packet Committee, College Libraries Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2008.
346.73048 C78c, 3rd Floor.

» Simpson, Carol, Copyright for Administrators. Columbus, Ohio: Linworth, 2008.
346.73048 S61c, 3rd Floor.

» Xenos, Dan, Producer. Intellectual Property and the Internet. Promedion Production. New York: Distributed by Insight Media, 2009.
346.0482 I611i, Audiovisual, 2nd Floor.

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