This guide is designed to share information on copyright and related topics. This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.
A Citizen's Legal Guide to American Copyright Law from Case Western School of Law
Copyright for Librarians from the Berkman Center
© Primer, an interactive copyright primer from University of Maryland University College.
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright from the Library of Congress.
Applying Fair Use in Higher Education, Special report for college and university educators & administrators, ebook available to Texas State University users only.
Columbia Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University Libraries, includes permissions forms, publication agreements, and fair use checklists.
Copyright & Fair Use, Stanford University Libraries.
Copyright Guidelines for Use of Films and Videos, Xavier University.
Copyright Information Center, Cornell University, available online at https://www.copyright.cornell.edu/resources/
Copyright Initiatives, University of Minnesota, available online at https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/. See especially their Transforming Scholarly Communication site at https://www.lib.umn.edu/scholcom/
Copyright Law & Graduate Research (Online booklet) by Kenneth Crews ‐‐ a leading expert in the field, available online at https://www.umi.com/en‐US/products/dissertations/copyright/
Copyright Watch - Monitors Legal Developments on Copyright around the World: https://www.copyright-watch.org/home
Copyrights and Wrongs, American Association of University Professors website authored by Ann Springer, available online at https://www.aaup.org/AAUP/protect/legal/topics/copy.htm
Crash Course in Copyright, authored by Georgia Harper, University of Texas, available online at https://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm. Site provides many sources of helpful information on all types of copyright issues. Good for the first time user or as a refresher for those who know some copyright basics.
Digital History Guide - covers issues involving gathering historical materials to put on the Internet including copyright issues: https://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from University of San Francisco Internet and Intellectual Property Law Clinic: https://chillingeffects.org/copyright/faq.cgi#QID867
Guide to the TEACH Act, University System of Georgia , available online at https://www.usg.edu/legal/teach_act/
Know your Copy Rights. Association of Research Libraries, online brochure for faculty and teaching assistants, available at https://www.knowyourcopyrights.org/resourcesfac/kycrbrochure.shtml
Music Law Updates: https://www.musiclawupdates.com/
Scholarly Communications @ Duke, Dave Hansen, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Duke University, . includes release forms and a TEACH Act flow chart.
The Scholarly Kitchen - a blog devoted to scholarly publishing:
SHERPA/RoMEO Publisher copyright policies & self‐archiving. SHERPA is a collaboration of higher education institutions in Great Britain. Use this site to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.
Teaching Copyright, Electronic Frontier Foundation, provides curriculum and numerous resources.
Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching—FAQ: Questions Faculty and Teaching Assistants Need to Ask Themselves Frequently by Peggy Hoon, JD, former Visiting Scholar for Campus Copyright and Intellectual Property, Association of Research Libraries.