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Copyright and Fair Use - Links & Resources

With the explosion of information found online the subject of copyright is more complex than ever. Copyright is a form of protection granted by law for original works of authorship and covers both published and unpublished works. Merriam-Webster’s defines copyright as “the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work)”. (Merriam-Webster Online).

The following links and resources are provided for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Librarians cannot give legal advice of any kind. If you have a legal question you should consult the appropriate professional.

See Section 3.7 of the UNA Faculty Handbook for the University's Copyright Policy

United States Copyright Office

Full Text of the Copyright Law (U.S. Copyright Office)

Fair Use (U.S. Copyright Office)

United States Patent and Trademark Office (Intellectual Property Law and Policy)

Information Circulars and Factsheets (U.S. Copyright Office)

Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2001 (TEACH Act) (From 107th Congress 1st Session S. 487)

The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance (Copyright Clearance Center)

LIBRARIES AND COPYRIGHT & FAIR USE

Copyright (American Library Association)

Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians (U. S. Copyright Office)

Copyright for Music Librarians (Music Library Association)

DISTANCE LEARNING GUIDELINES & COPYRIGHT

Educational Fair Use Guidelines for Distance Learning (University of Texas at Austin)

TEACH Act Best Practices Using Blackboard (American Library Association)

Distance Education and the TEACH Act (American Library Association)

LINKS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES AND LIBRARIES

Columbia University Libraries Copyright Advisory Office (Columbia University)

Copyright Crash Course (University of Texas at Austin)

TEACH Act (University of Texas at Austin)

Fair Use (University of Texas at Austin)

Getting Permission (University of Texas at Austin)

Copyright and Fair Use - The TEACH Act (Stanford University Libraries)

Rutgers University Libraries Copyright Information (Rutgers University)

Revised June 2011

 

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