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Copyright Resources

» Current Awareness: Copyright and Fair Use- Recent articles on copyright and fair use from our online databases. (Change the display to Full View to access links to full text.)


General Information

  • United States Copyright Office (Library of Congress): Provides brochures, registration forms and instructions; allows a search of the copyright records.

Fair Use

Determining if something is covered by copyright

Books available in Plough Library

  • Copyfraud and other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law (2011), call # 346.7304 M39
  • The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide (1999), EBSCO eBook
  • Copyright Guide: A Friendly Handbook to Protecting and Profiting from Copyrights (2003), EBSCO eBook
  • Copyright Law: A Handbook of Contemporary Research (2007), EBSCO eBook
  • Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions (2006), EBSCO eBook
  • Global Copyright: Three Hundred Years Since the Statute of Anne, from 1709 to Cyberspace (2010), EBSCO eBook
  • The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (2008), call # 346.048 B69
  • The Public Domain: How to Find and Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art, and More (2008). EBSCO eBook
  • Reclaiming Fair Use : How to put Balance back in Copyright (2011), call # 346.7304 A94

Copyright Tutorials

Copyright Tutorial: from the University of Texas' Copyright Crash Course

Copyright and Primary Sources: an hour long session on evaluating primary sources for their best use within copyright—from the Library of Congress.

Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance: from the Copyright Clearance Center, the guide answers difficult copyright questions and provides guidelines and resources—including a sample compliance policy—to help academic institutions ensure copyright compliance campus-wide.

Media in the Classroom

News about Copyright

Student-Related Issues

Useful Websites