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Copyright - basics: Mostly University Copyright Pages

Short List of Mostly University Copyright Pages

Copyright Crash Course
University of Texas Libraries; originally posted in 2001 on the University of Texas Office of General Council site; as of 2010 no longer associated with that site.
Copyright & Fair Use
Stanford University Libraries
LII / Legal Information Institute: Copyright
Cornell University Law School
Copyright Basics: United States Copyright Office
pdf format
Copyright at the University
University of Michigan
Copyright: Fair Use Checklist
Indiana University
Copyright Resources Project
Berkeley Art Museum - Pacific Film Archive
Franklin Pierce Law Center, New Hampshire
University of California Copyright Education Web Site
last updated October, 2003
How to be Copyright Compliant and Cost Conscious When Selecting and Disseminating Course Readings
a pdf formatted PowerPoint presentation from the Copyright Permissions Center at the University of Minnesota; 24 slides/pages; concrete examples are good, explanation of reasoning sometimes differs from other .edu sites
Copyright Decision Map
University of Minnesota Libraries; specific to the university but a reasonably general decision tree
Smithsonian Institution: Terms of Use
an example of a non-profit policy statement trying to keep copyright use availability as broad as possible
Perseus Copyrights
Tufts and Yale copyright policy statement for the Perseus Project, a second example of a non-profit copyright policy statement
10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
began as a Usenet posting in 1994; last updated October 2008.
Copyright Law: 12 Dos and Don'ts
from DailyBlogTips; using copyrighted material in blogs


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