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Copyright

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Copyright 

 

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United States Copyright Office: Library of Congress

http://www.copyright.gov

This official site for the United States Copyright Office includes general information, official notices, copyright laws, applications and answers to frequently asked questions. Search for copyright records from 1978 to the present here.

 

U.S. Copyright Office Forms

http://www.copyright.gov/forms

Official site for printable and downloadable forms from the Copyright Office. You must have the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (r) installed on your computer to view and print the forms. Some forms can be filled in and submitted online. Toll free phone number: 1-877-476-0778.

 

Copyright Clearing Center, Inc.

http://www.copyright.com 

Formed in 1978, the CCC is the largest licenser of photocopy reproduction rights. The site allows researchers to browse various databases containing U.S. copyrights.

 

Copyright Fees

http://www.copyright.gov/docs/fees.html

Shown...are fees for copyright registration, recordation, and other services. Note that there is now a lower filing fee for online registration of basic claims through the electronic Copyright Office.  Effective May 1, 2014, some fees will change based on regulations issued by the Copyright Office.

 

Copyright Renewal Database

http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/page?forward=home

"This database makes searchable the copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1992 for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963. Note that the database includes ONLY US Class A (book) renewals."

 

Cornell Copyright Information Center: Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm  

This table lists copyright terms and when works become part of the public domain.

 

Creative Commons

http://creativecommons.org 

Authors are given resources to offer licenses to others, as long as the original author receives credit for the creation.  

 

Digital Copyright Slider

http://librarycopyright.net/resources/digitalslider

Set the arrow at the correct date on the right side of the page and refer to the information provided in the windows to check if a work is protected by copyright.

 

Fair Use Lesson Plans

https://www.arlisna.org/publications/arlis-na-research-reports/1479-fair-use-lesson-plans-op17

Fair use lesson plans for librarians.

 

Fair Use Quiz

http://libraries.mit.edu/files/ospcl/fair-use-quiz

From MIT Libraries, a brief slide show on what constitutes "Fair Use" in copyright law followed by a thought provoking quiz with several hypothetical cases for you to decide.  Please click on the arrow to start the slide show.

 

General Copyright

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright

From the American Library Association, a directory of links pertaining to copyright.

 

How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work

www.copyright.gov/circs/circ22.pdf

General information about searching copyrights from the Copyright Office. 

 

University of Montana - Public Domain and Creative Commons: A Guide to Works You Can Use Freely: Introduction

http://libguides.lib.umt.edu/PublicDomainCC

 

 University of Texas: Copyright Crash Course

http://www.lib.utsystem.edu/copyright

User-friendly copyright tutorial created by the staff at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

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