Listed below are some of the most useful starting points for copyright information on the Internet.
- Association of Research Libraries Copyright and Intellectual Property Policies
Compilation of internet resources concerning copyright and intellectual property. Includes links to recent statutes, copyright and intellectual property legislation, court cases/legal decisions, and other related resources.
- Copyright Information and Education Initiative
The University of Minnesota Libraries web site provides a comprehensive and in depth survey of copyright issues in teaching and research for the higher education community. In addition to background information on copyright, the site incorporates a number of interesting and useful interactive tools.
- Copyright Quick Guide
A copyright quick guide from the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services.
- Cornell University Copyright Information Center
Cornell University’s Copyright Information Center provides extensive information on copyright issues. Online tutorials, easy-to-read charts and FAQs are also available.
- Fair Use Copyright Law
Section 107 of the copyright law located on the web site of the US Copyright Office.
- Fair Use in the Electronic Age
Outlines the lawful uses of copyrighted works by individuals, libraries, and educational institutions in the electronic environment.
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA outlines the lawful uses of information from student records by educational institutions.
- Public Domain and Copyright
Laura Gasaway’s Public Domain Chart outlines when creative works fall into the public domain and are not protected by copyright law.
- Stanford University Libraries Copyright and Fair Use
Gives an overview of copyright and fair use. Includes related internet sites and resources.
- United States Copyright Office
Library of Congress web site includes information on how to register a work, licensing, and copyright law and policy.
- University of Texas Copyright Crash Course
Provides basic information on copyright and fair use. Includes a crash course tutorial and online presentations.
- University of Delaware Library Copyright Subject Guide
Provides links to databases, electronic journals, internet resources, and research guides pertaining to copyright.