General Guides | Fair Use | Music | Film | Copyright Permissions | Plagiarism | Retaining Copyright


GENERAL GUIDES

American Library Association Copyright Issues (http://www.ala.org/ala/washoff/WOissues/copyrightb/copyright.htm)
Association of Research Libraries. Copyright and Intellectual Property (http://www.arl.org/info/frn/copy/copytoc.html)
Compleat World Copyright Website (http://www.compilerpress.atfreeweb.com/)
Provides links to copyright sites for 13 countries and  7 multilateral agencies.  For each country there are links to government sites, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, collective institutions responsible for "the collection and distribution of  copyright royalities," and academic sites.  This web page also contains links to the global and regional copyright laws, treaties, etc.
Copyright Basics from the U.S. Copyright Office (http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html)
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States (http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm)
Copyright Website(http://www.benedict.com/home.htm)
Cornell University Legal Information Institute  Law about Copyright(http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/copyright.html)
This site contains links to the full text of the US copyright act and has links to a searchable version of the Berne Convention for the Protection Literary and Artistic Works and other international copyright documents as well as recent US legal decision relevant to copyright.
Indiana University Copyright Management Center (http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/ )
Ivan Hoffman's Copyright Materials(http://www.ivanhoffman.com/)
An attorney's collection of articles and links regarding copyright issues relating to website designers and owners, recording artists and song writers, authors and publishers.
10 Big Myths about copyright explained(http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html)
University of Texas Crash Course in Copyright (http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm#top)
WHEN WORKS PASS INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN (http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm)

FAIR USE

Copyright & Fair Use (http://fairuse.stanford.edu)
Copyright Fair Use Comic Book (http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/digital.html)
Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia (http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/ccmcguid.htm)
Fair Use in Copyright (BitLaw) ( http://www.bitlaw.com/copyright/fair_use.html)
Fair Use and Copyright for Teachers (http://home.earthlink.net/~cnew/research.htm)
Fair Use Network (http://fairusenetwork.org/)
University of Georgia Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright & Educational Fair Use (http://www.usg.edu/legal/copyright/)

MUSIC

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (http://www.ascap.com)
Broadcast Music Inc. (http://bmi.com)
The Choral Public Domain Library (http://www.cpdl.org/)
Copyright for Music Librarians (http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/mla/)
Harry Fox Agency (http://www.harryfox.com/index.jsp)
Clearinghouse for licensing musical copyrights.
Kohn On Music Licensing (http://www.kohnmusic.com)
Music in the Public Domain (http://www.pdinfo.com/)
Music Publishers' Association (http://www.mpa.org/)
SESAC (http://www.sesac.com)
Music performing rights organization
Songwriter and Music Copyright Resources (http://www.blue-n-gold.com/halfdan/resources.htm)
Music publisher information, resources on composing, copyright links.

FILM

American University Fair Use & Film (http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use/)

COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS

Digital Copyright Slider (http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/)
This digital tool makes it easy to determine whether or not a published world is protected by copyright or is in the public domain.
Searching Library of Congress Copyright Records (http://www.copyright.gov/records/)
AICPA Online Policies and Copyright Information (http://www.aicpa.org/cpyright.htm)
Author's Registry (http://www.authorsregistry.org/ )
Blackwells Publishers Permissions Information Page (http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/Static/rights.htm)
BZ/Rights & Permissions, Inc.(http://www.bzrights.com/)
CopyLaw.com (http://www.copylaw.com/)
            Articles on legal aspects of © law and a large set of links to permissions sites and forms.
Copyright Clearance Center (http://www.copyright.com)
Copyright Renewal Database (http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/page?forward=home)
Stanford University Libraries have helped solve the vexing problem of whether an older work is protected by copyright under US law by creating a searchable database of copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1993 for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963.
Copyright Term and the Public Domain (http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm)
Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org)
Nonprofit organization which hosts "flexible" copyright licenses for creative works. Find or publish images, video, audio files, etc. here.
Firms Out of Business (http://tyler.hrc.utexas.edu/fob.cfm)
Getting Permission (University of Texas) (http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/permissn.htm)
How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work (http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ22.pdf)
Manage Your Intellectual Property (University of California) (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/manage/)
Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (http://www.mplc.com)
Movie Licensing USA (http://www.movlic.com/)
National Writers Union Publication Rights Clearinghouse (http://www.igc.org/nwu/prc/prchome.htm)
Intellectual Property Information Center - Kansas State University  (http://www.ksu.edu/uauc/intprop/index.htm)
Contains links and a sample copyright permissions letter which may be downloaded
Software Publishers Association (http://www.spa.org)
United States Copyright Office(http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright)
Writers, Artists, and Their Copyright Holders (http://tyler.hrc.utexas.edu/)
Copyright holders of English language unpublished manuscripts

PLAGIARISM

Cyber-Plagiarism-University of Alberta (http://www.library.ualberta.ca/guides/plagiarism/)
Glatt Plagiarism Services(http://www.plagiarism.com)
How Not to Plagiarize(http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/plagsep.html)
Impact of Plagiarism (http://www.gananda.org/library/mshslibrary/plagexamples.htm)
Plagiarism (http://www.web-miner.com/plagiarism)
Plagiarism.org (http://www.plagiarism.org)

RETAINING COPYRIGHT

Retain Certain Copyrights (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/manage/retain_copyrights.html)
Deposit Your Work in Open Access Repositories (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/alternatives/deposit_work.html)
Publisher Copyright Policies & Self-Archiving - SHERPA (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php)
Page prepared by: Corryn Crosby-Muilenburg
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Last Updated: January 26, 2010