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The Software Publishers Association's homepage includes links to anti-piracy news, a blog/newsletter, and educational resources.
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.
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.
Millennium Copyright Act
Educause provides access to the text of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as well as links to related documents.
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.
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."
» TEACH Act Frequently
Consult Penn State's excellent answers to frequently asked questions about the TEACH Act (copyright law for distance education) that cover questions like how much of a copyrighted work may I digitize?
» University of Missouri Kansas City LibGuide on Copyright
UMKC provides comprehensive copyright information searchable on their LibGuide.
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."
» 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.
» Lipinski, Tomas A., The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2006.
346.7304 L76c, Reference, 1st Floor.
» Simpson, Carol, Copyright for Administrators. Columbus, Ohio: Linworth, 2008.
346.73048 S61c, 3rd Floor.
» Waxer, Barbara M. and Marsha L. Baum. Internet Surf and Turf--Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media. Boston: Thomson Course Technology, 2006.
346.73048 W35i, 3rd Floor.
» Wilson, Lee. Fair
Use, Free Use, and Use by Permission: How to Handle Copyrights in All Media. New York: Allworth Press, 2005.
346.7304 W74f, 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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