Checklist for Fair Use
Provided by the American Library Association and is based upon upon a work created by D. Buttler & Prof. K. D. Crews at the Copyright Management Center, IUPUI. Can be used to determine whether the use of a particular item falls under the auspices of the "Fair Use" doctrine.
Copyright Advisory Office
Copyright information, tutorials, and podcasts provided by Columbia University Libraries/Information Science.
Copyright and Fair Use
Resources provided by Stanford University Libraries.
Copyright for Librarians
Excellent list of links for librarians, but also of use for instructors, compiled by Ball State University.
Copyright Law of the United States
"and related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code." Portion of the US Code that governs copyright and regulates the use of copyrighted materials.
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
Chart that can assist in determining whether or not a work falls into the public domain. Information compiled by Cornell University.
Public domain slider, Section 108 spinner, and other handy tools to assist librarians with copyright questions. Provided by the American Library Association.
Copyrights and Wrongs
A guide to copyright provided by the American Association of University Professors.
Fair Use Law
From the United States Copyright Office.
Fair Use (UT)
Guidelines on determining fair use from the University of Texas' "Copyright Crash Course".
HEOA: Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008)
Information concerning changes to HEOA that directly affect the responsibility of institutions of higher learning regarding the unauthorized copying and transfer of intellectual property.
A Map of Use Issues
Handy visual map to aid in determining fair use provided by the University of Minnesota.
NCTC Copyright Policy
North Central Texas College's guidelines on the use of copyrighted materials. From the NCTC District Policy Manual, section EDD.
Photocopies: Register's Notice
Standard notice used by libraries and other institutions regarding the responsibilty of the user in regards to copyright compliance. From "The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance" (by the Copyright Clearance Center).
Print Copies in the Reserve Room
From the University of Texas' "Copyright Crash Course"
Sample Copyright Policy for Academic Institutions
This sample policy can help guide decisions on copyright compliance from an academic perspective. From "The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance" (by the Copyright Clearance Center).
Tales from the Public Domain: Bound by Law?
A comic book developed by Duke University that explains various issues of copyright.
United States Copyright Office
"The Copyright Office is an office of record, a place where claims to copyright are registered and where documents relating to copyright may be recorded when the requirements of the copyright law are met. The Copyright Office furnishes information about the provisions of the copyright law and the procedures for making a registration or recordation, explains the operations and practices of the Copyright Office, and reports on facts found in the public records of the Office. The Office also administers the mandatory deposit provisions of the copyright law and the various compulsory licensing provisions of the law, which include collecting royalties."