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Copyright resources on the WWW are plentiful. This site draws together a number of links that explore the divergent issues in copyright, particularly the aspect of the law called "fair use." There are a number of tutorials that clarify and help order thinking on these issues. International coverage is included so that some understanding of copyright law in other parts of the world is provided. Links to important copyright papers and sample guidelines statements are included.
Digital Millenium Copyright Act The text of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
"A New Operating System for the Humanities" by Richard A. Lanham, Dept. of English, UCLA A fascinating intellectual analysis of the digital world, academe, and copyright.
U.S. Copyright Office Library of Congress Provides detailed information on United States copyright Law.
United States Code Title 17: Copyrights This site provides the copyright law and links to various sections of that law. Note particularly Chapter five on copyright infringement..
World Intellectual Property "The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an intergovernmental organization with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. WIPO is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world through cooperation among States, and for the administration of various multilateral treaties dealing with the legal and administrative aspects of intellectual property."
Imprimatur Imprimatur stands for Intellectual Multimedia Property Rights Model And Terminology for Universal Reference. The essential aim is for all sections of the community to agree on how to trade in electronic versions of works of art --whether written, composed or otherwise created. A unique feature of Imprimatur, is the care it has given to isolating the key concepts relating to digital transmission. Without agreement amongst all those involved in the processes, any solutions are likely to fail. Imprimatur has spent a year in honing down the most important issues from a long list of concerns.
European Copyright User Platform This site provides detailed information on European copyright developments. "There exists at the moment a lot of uncertainty among librarians on what they are allowed to do with electronic information in respect of copyright. A complicating factor is that authors and publishers have not made up there minds yet on what they should allow."
Information Policy: Copyright and Intellectual Property This site provided by IFLA offers an extensive and very rich compilation of linked resources on these issues. One of the places to locate resources in the Americas, the Asian-Pacific countries as well as Europe.
Find-Law: Internet Legal Resources This is a rich site of information and links to legal resources. It includes a first rate search engine that locates materials in multiple resources databases.
The Copyright Management Center on the Campus of Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis "The Copyright Management Center assists members of the university community as they work with copyright issues in the creation of original works and in the use of existing copyrighted works for teaching, research, and service. Indiana University is a complex organization with ambitious programs for the creation and dissemination of new knowledge. A principal objective of the Copyright Management Center is to facilitate a constructive relationship between higher education and our legal rights and responsibilities."
Copright Clearance Center Online "The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a not-for-profit organization created at the suggestion of Congress to help organizations like yours comply with U.S. copyright law. Through its collective licensing programs, CCC provides authorized users with a lawful means for making photocopies from its repertoire of more than 1.75 million titles."
University of Texas Copyright Crash Course A most usefully designed tutorial on copyright concerns in academe. Includes a University of Texas set of guidelines.
Copyright of Email Messages A brief page on copyright in the UK.
"Copyright Law and Graduate Research" Professor Kenneth D. Crews This paper explores in detail the rights and responsibilities of graduate students particularly in the dissertation.
Copright in the Visual Arts by Thomas G. Field, Jr. "Copyright encourages the creative efforts of authors, artists, and others by securing the exclusive right to reproduce works and derive income from them. [Discusses] basic limits to copyright protection, issues to be considered in transferring copyright interests, and the fundamental distinction between works that are and are not "for hire.""
"Copyright & the University Community" by Georgia Harper This is a monograph of The Office of General Counsel, The University of Texas System in August 1993.
The Copyright Website "This site endeavors to provide real world, practical and relevant copyright information of interest to infonauts, netsurfers, webspinners, content providers, musicians, appropriationists, activists, infringers, outlaws, and law abiding citizens. Launched on May Day 95, this site seeks to encourage discourse and invite solutions to the myriad of copyright tangles that currently permeate the Web; The Copyright Website strives to lubricate the machinations of information delivery."
"An Intellectual Property Law Primer for Multimedia and Web Developers " by J. Dianne Brinson and Mark F. Radcliffe "This primer is based on the Multimedia Law and Business Handbook which is designed to provide accurate information on the legal issues in multimedia."
Intellectual Property: An ARL Statement of Principles Adopted by the membership of ARL in 1994, "the Association of Research Libraries affirms intellectual property principles as they apply to librarians, teachers, researchers, and other information mediators and consumers. We [ARL] join our national leaders in the determination to develop a policy framework for the emerging information infrastructure that strengthens the Constitutional purpose of copyright law to advance science and the useful arts."
Educators' Attitudes and Related Copyright Issues in Education: A Review of Selected Research 1980-1992 by Mark E. Chase This paper provides a brief analysis of approximately seven pieces of doctoral research on copyright issues and education.
Created April 2, 1998 and is continuously revised
SCILS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey