USEFUL COPYRIGHT LAW RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

 

 

A Crash Course in Copyright

http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/cprtindx.htm

 

An extensive collection of practical advice, a “crash tutorial”, and other useful, plain English materials on copyright issues, focusing primarily on the academic setting

 

©opyown and ©opyfair

http://www.inform.umd.edu/copyown

http://www.inform.umd.edu/copyfair

 

A wealth of sample policies and other resources on the issues of copyright ownership and fair use in higher education

 

Copyright Law & Graduate Research

http://www.umi.com/hp/Support/DExplorer/copyrght

 

A good overview of the copyright rights and responsibilities of dissertation authors

 

10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained

http://www.clari.net/brad/copymyths.html

 

A good, basic primer on copyright law and the Internet

 

When Works Pass into the Public Domain

http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm

 

A handy reference chart on this surprisingly thorny issue

 

Stanford University Libraries’ Fair Use Site

http://fairuse.stanford.edu

 

A virtual law library of copyright-related materials

 

The United States Copyright Office

http://www.loc.gov/copyright

 

Information, copyright registration forms, and more from the people in charge; in particular, see “Reproduction of Works by Educators and Librarians”, an information circular available at <http://www.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ21.pdf>

 

Copyright Permission Page

http://www.law.wfu.edu/library/copyright

 

Advice on how to obtain copyright permissions, sample request forms, and links to online permission offices

 

Copyright Clearance Center

http://www.copyright.com

 

Online access to the rights organization of the same name

 

Digital Future Coalition

http://www.dfc.org

 

A good source of information on current copyright legislation and issues from an advocacy group dedicated to an “international copyright law and policy that rewards and promotes creativity”

 

CNI-COPYRIGHT

 

A copyright-related listserv from the Coalition for Networked Information -- to subscribe, send the following message to listproc@cni.org: subscribe cni-copyright Firstname Lastname

 

Image Manipulation and How to Avoid Copyright Infringement
https://www.follio.com/image-manipulation-how-to-avoid-copyright-infringement