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VCCS Copyright Guide: Websites & eBooks
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Websites & eBooks
The U.S. Copyright Office aims to "promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system."
The U.S. Copyright Office FAQs including forms for copyrighting materials.
Copyright Advisory Office
A comprehensive copyright resource from Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Copyright Clearance Center
The largest licenser of text reproduction rights.
Copyright & Fair Use Center (Stanford University Libraries)
An extensive collection of copyright resources, tools, commentary and primary materials.
Copyright in the Library
Copyright in the Library has evaluations of specific proposals based on the fair use factors. While you cannot rely on this for legal advice, you will see considered opinions given by knowledgeable people, created by the University of Texas.
Interactive Guide to Using Copyrighted Media in Your Courses
A helpful tutorial on the use of copyrighted materials in class and online through Blackboard from Baruch College.
Fair Use Resources
Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials
From the University of Texas.
Proposed Educational Guidelines on Fair Use
The Web site, provided by the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center, outlines the proposed guidelines discussed during the Patent and Trademark Office's Conference on Fair Use (CONFU).
Fair Use Analysis Tool
The Fair Use Analysis Tool, created by the University of Minnesota Libraries, walks you through the process to determine fair use.
Fair Use Evaluator
This tool, created by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy, helps you evaluate the fair use of a copyrighted work as well as archives the data and process you use to determine fair use.
The Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center blog.
TEACH Act Resources
Copyright Crash Course, The TEACH Act
Provides a simple explanation of the TEACH Act as well as tips for compliance.
Copyright Law and Distance Education: Overview of the TEACH Act
From Kenneth Crews, Columbia University. An excellent introduction to the TEACH Act.
Distance Education and the TEACH Act
Provides useful information on the TEACH Act, including the history of the act, FAQs and best practices for Blackboard.
TEACH Act Best Practices Using Blackboard
Offers information on how to use Blackboard to properly employ the TEACH Act.
Copyright - Free Materials
A non-profit organization that allows flexible copyright licenses for creative works. Check the education section for material you might want to use in class.
30,000 free clipart images, including animations, backgrounds, clipart and much more.
Openly Licensed Images
A list of freely available, openly licensed images
Copyright exists for only a certain period of time. Use these resources to determine if a work is no longer covered under copyright
Copyright's Paradox by Neil Netanel
The Copyright Librarian: A Practical Handbook by Linda Frederiksen
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