Crash Course in Copyright (University of Texas, Austin)
This crash course focuses on multimedia, digital libraries, licensing of electronic resources, and the needs of particular audiences (students, staff, librarians, artists, administrators).
Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford University Libraries)
This is a well organized site that provides the ability to search primary materials, current legislation and cases. Links to other sites are available as well as an overview of copyright law.
This site contains the electronic version of Fair Use of Copyrighted Works, a pamphlet published by CETUS. It was put together by the Working Group on Ownership, Legal Rights of Use and Fair Use of the CSU-SUNY-CUNY Joint Committee. It also contains links to fair-use guidelines and other resources that are intended to promote a fuller understanding and appreciation of copyright laws.
This sites serves the copyright community of creators and users, as well as the general public. Key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; and links to the copyright law and to the home pages of other copyright-related organizations can be found at this site.
This page links to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of October 1998 as well as linking to the Federal Register notice seeking written comments regarding these matters.
The Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. is the largest licenser of photocopy reproduction rights in the world. Check out their list of resources for links to copyright web sites.
This site links to the various parts of the law that governs copyright in the United States.
The following documents may be helpful when addressing copyright issues:
Sample Copyright Permission Forms (PDF)
Fair Use Rules of Thumb for Copyright (by Georgia Harper, UTX Office of Legal Counsel) (PDF)
*For additional research assistance or if you have questions, contact a Reference Librarian through CSUMB's Ask a Librarian.