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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Guide

Basic Copyright Links


Copyright FAQs


10 Big Myths about copyright explained (Brad Templeton)

Copyright and Digital Distance Education Report (U. S. Copyright Office, 1999)

Copyright Basics (Circular 1)

Copyright Crash Course (University of Texas System)

Columbia U. Copyright Advisory Office

U.S. Copyright Office Forms

Copyright Website (Benedict O'Mahoney)

General Information About Copyright (Oppedahl & Larson LLP)

Questions and Answers on Copyright for the Campus Community (National Association of College Stores & Association of American Publishers)

U.S. Copyright Office (Library of Congress)

Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment (University of Maryland University College)

Copyright Basics (American Bar Association)

Copyright Corner - Articles from Lolly Gasaway’s monthly column in the Special Libraries Association's publication Information Outlook

Copyright Information (Jeanne Boyle, Rutgers Univ. Libraries)

Copyright Research Guide (University of North Texas Libraries)

Copyright@AALL (American Association of Law Libraries)

OSLA Arts & Law Home Page (Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts) Teaching With Film Across the Curriculum (WKU Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching) Includes an FAQ by Bryan Carson on copyright and using film in the classroom.

The University of Nevada-Renohas a good general site with links to many intellectual property Websites.

Copyright & Fair Use Tools

  • Public Domain Slider
  • A handy sliding scale that determines the status of works published in the U.S based on publication date.
  • Cornell Copyright Information Center
    An easily understood graph designed to help determine whether an item is in U.S. copyright.
  • Copyright Genie
    A step-by-step questionnaire genie that helps the user determine if a work in question is covered by copyright and calculate the terms of protection.
  • Writers, Artists, and their Copyright Holders (WATCH)
    Writers Artists and Their Copyright Holders is a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields.

Copyright Books



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