Copyright Resources

Users, please be advised: The following information was developed in the early 1990's, and many newer, research-based teaching techniques have been developed in recent years that make some of these methods obsolete. Also, many of the links that this section refers to may have been discontinued or also lead to outdated materials and methodologies. The information in this portion of the Grant Wood AEA Web site is no longer being maintained or updated.

Recommended Copyright Resources


BitLaw is a comprehensive Internet resource on technology law, containing over 1,800 pages on patent, copyright, trademark, and Internet legal issues. BitLaw was created by Daniel A. Tysver, a partner with the intellectual property law firm of Beck & Tysver.

Copyright Website

This portal provides real world, practical and relevant copyright information for anyone navigating the net.

Indiana University: Copyright Management Center

The Copyright Management Center (CMC) serves the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and larger Indiana University community with copyright issues arising in the creation of original works and in the use of existing copyrighted works for teaching, research, and service. Includes good examples of how to obtain permissions to use copyrighted materials.

Legal Information Institute: Copyright Law

Title 17 of the United States Code of Laws. This part of the law deals with copyrights.

Stanford University Libraries: Copyright and Fair Use

This site, sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, FindLaw Internet Legal Resources and the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources, provides a search engine which searches copyright and fair use guidelines.

U.S. Copyright Office

This web page presents about everything you can imagine dealing with copyright. It includes links to information, publications, and legislation regarding copyright.

University of Texas: Frequently Asked Copyright Questions

This page includes questions which have come to the attention of the Office of General Counsel at the University of Texas from a variety of sources, including personal correspondence and listserves.

University of Texas: Crash Course in Copyright

This page contains a crash course in copyright law and use.


Other Copyright Resources

Bellingham District Copyright Web Publishing Rules

District copyright web publishing rules from Bellingham Public Schools in Bellingham, Washington. Includes links to useful forms. Includes links to other copyright resources.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

The Association of Research Libraries in Washington, DC has created this website that includes copyright information from legislation, court cases, legal decisions, conferences, and other sources.

Copyright Resources Online

Includes a link to Laura Gasaway's work entitled "When Works Pass into the Public Domain," a helpful table that simplifies the issue of when a copyrighted work is no longer covered by copyright restrictions based on its date of publication. Also included on this page are sections on university copyright resources and on non-university intellectual property resources.

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia

Includes a Multimedia Fair Use Guidelines document, a sample endorsement letter, background and summary of the Fair Use Guidelines, a Macintosh PowerPoint presentation on the Fair Use Guidelines, and the text of a report including the guideline documents for distance education and the educational use of digital images.

A History of Copyright in the U.S.

This page includes information on copyright milestones, especially those of interest in particular to libraries and information service providers.

Keeping it Legal: Questions Arising out of Web Site Management -- by Jamie McKenzie

This page includes an article that can alert you to legal issues which might arise out of Web publishing - issues which perfectly well intended staff members might not anticipate. Author Jamie McKenzie offers warnings and suggestions which may save your school from stumbling into trouble.

National Music Publishers' Assocation, Inc.

Currently representing more than 600 American music publishers, NMPA has worked to interpret copyright law, educate the public about licensing, and safeguard the interests of its members. NMPA's Internet Anti-Piracy Task Force has prepared a paper, The Engine of Free Expression: Copyright on the Internet.

10 Myths About Copyright

This web page makes an attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication.

U.S. Copyright Office: FAQ

This site contains questions frequently asked in the copyright office public information section.

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