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About Copyright Resources

Copyright and other intellectual property issues can be complex. None of the information or links provided should be substituted for the advice of an attorney.

Copyright Services

Copyright Services helps current faculty, students, and staff with copyright research and clearance services for books, journal articles, dissertations, teaching, and other projects.


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Essential Copyright Web Sites

  • Copyright Law of the United States
    The complete full-text of U.S. Copyright Law, with a choice of formats for downloading.
  • Copyright | American Library Association
    From the American Library Association, web page highlights copyright and intellectual property issues important to librarians and information professionals, with an emphasis on legislative advocacy.
  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries
    Developed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University, the Code outlines a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use for librarians in higher education.
  • Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
    Created by Kenneth Crews, this site contains information on identification of copyright holders, copyright scenarios, court case summaries, and more.
  • Copyright Crash Course
    Created by Georgia Harper at the University of Texas at Austin, this web site provides a thorough, readable overview of copyright issues of interest to faculty and researchers in higher education.
  • Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center
    Aimed at librarians and educators, this web site "includes primary case law, statutes, regulations, as well as current feeds of newly filed copyright lawsuits, pending legislation, regulations, copyright office news, scholarly articles, blog and twitter feeds from practicing attorneys and law professors."
  • Creative Commons
    Creative Commons provides licensing options for creators who are interested in protecting and sharing their work.

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