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Major Copyright Sites (Universities and Professional Organizations)

Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance
(Copyright Clearance Center)
"Designed for academic institutions, this guide helps answer questions ranging from basic copyright law to the more complex topics of ILL and e-reserves." Includes a discussion of the law, "what you need to know" summaries, and quizzes for each section. Includes information about the TEACH Act. Includes information about using content in coursepacks, course management systems, for ILL or course reserves. Includes digital content and photocopied content information.
(Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives)
A copyright guide for those who teach, this site includes sections on copyright basics, fair use, academic integrity, seeking permission, FAQs and Best Practices.
Copyright & Fair Use
(Stanford University)
This is an overview done in Q & A form. Sections cover copyright basics, fair use, public domain, permissions, and more. Of special note is a chapter on releases, agreements used to get permission to use someone's name or image, statements made in interviews, resources used for advertising, etc.
Copyright Advisory Office
(Columbia University Libraries/Information Services)
This excellent site includes a range of resources to help faculty, librarians, students, and others learn the basics of copyright and how to appropriately apply the law to their academic needs. Features include a Copyright Quick Guide to fundamental principles of copyright, ownership, and fair use; a section on fair use that includes a checklist and scenarios; and a permissions section with guidance for tracking a copyright owner, a list of licensing agencies for various media, and a model permissions letter.
Copyright Crash Course
(University of Texas)
This excellent site contains information about copyright in general, fair use, ownership, and more. It is written not only for those who want to use copyrighted works, but those who are creating them in a university and educational environment. Includes a link to an online Crash Course Tutorial.
Copyright for Students
(Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives)
Developed to help students understand the complexities of copyright law, this site "provides best practices for avoiding copyright law violations, an overview of copyright basics, policies regarding file sharing, tips for using electronic resources, and information on the rights of authors."
Copyright Information & Education
(University of Minnesota Libraries)
This site is well-designed and the information is presented clearly, in understandable language. Sections include Copyright Basics, Copyright Resources on Campus, and Copyright Tools. The Tools section offers a copyright decision map, a fair use analysis tool, and information about use of licensed e-resources and creating durable links to licensed resources. There are also special sections with links about teaching and research.
Copyright Licensing Office
(Brigham Young University)
This website includes an online tutorial covering the basics of copyright; fair use evaluation assistance; tools for obtainining permission to use copyright protected materials; and the official university copyright policy. This site has a checklist for Fair Use. Selecting the link to Copying Decisions Flowcharts brings up a 60-page manual entitled Copyright Resource Material. Of note are tables presenting Copyright Terms and Public Domain in US for unpublished works, works published in the US and outside the US and presenting information about the TEACH ACT Amended Section 110 (2). This is worth reviewing as a possible model for a copyright handout.
Penn State Libraries Copyright Resources
(Penn State University Libraries)
A robust collection of links to copyright information.