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Copyright: Additional Resources

Guide for using copyrighted materials for students and faculty.

Additional Web-Based Resources

Campus Copyright Rights and Responsibilities: A Basic Guide to Policy Considerations
Part I of this document provides a primer on copyright law. Part II addresses specific issues that may be relevant to development of an institutional copyright policy. Prepared by the Association of American Publishers, the Association of American Universities, the Association of American University Presses, and the Association of Research Libraries; and endorsed by the American Council on Education and the Authors Guild.

The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance
Designed for academic institutions, this guide helps answer questions ranging from basic copyright law to the more complex topics of ILL and e-reserves.

Center for Social Media
Research center that creates, studies, and showcases media for social impact.

Copyright (NYU Libraries)
A guide to copyright law as it relates to academic research, teaching, and publication from NYU Libraries. Includes a guide specifically for Authors & Creators.

Copyright Advisory (Columbia University)
‚ÄčA comprehensive copyright resource from Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Copyright Alliance
Non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines.

Copyright and Fair Use
A respected and comprehensive resource from the Stanford University Libraries.

Copyright Goes Philosophical
Brief, selective "travel guide" to books on copyright, representing both sides of the argument, from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Critical Commons: For Fair & Critical Participation in Media Culture
Public media archive and fair use advocacy network supporting transformative reuse of media in scholarly and creative contexts.

Dear Rich: An Intellectual Property Blog
Blog providing easy-to-understand answers to questions about copyright, trademarks, and patents (and related law).

Fairly Used Blog
Blog listing significant fair use cases, from the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.

Future of Fair Use
Archived copy of an Educause webinar. In this EDUCAUSE Live! we will discuss ethics and strategies for overcoming institutional roadblocks related to publishing and teaching with copyrighted media. As fair use protections and potentials continue to expand, how can nonspecialists help shape a more rational future for fair use? Topics will include the myths and realities of fair use, best practices, DMCA exemptions, and the practicalities of working with copyrighted media..."

How Copyright Got a Bad Name for Itself
By Jane Ginsburg, posted on the Social Science Research Network.

Judiciary Committee Hearings on Copyright
Hearings cover a variety of topics including the scope of fair use and copyright protection, preservation and reuse of copyrighted works, remedies, terms, educational settings, and oversight of the U.S. Copyright office.

Primary Sources on Copyright
Digital archive of primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press to c. 1900.

U.S. Code Title 17: Copyrights
The law, hosted by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School.

U.S. Copyright Office
Government office in charge of copyright.

What is Fair Use?
Blog created by a law professor, Peter Friedman. He stopped adding new entries in April 2008, but it's interesting to look through the archived posts.

Books on Copyright

Find these titles in De Paul Library. Contact Ashley Creek if you'd like to place one on reserve.

Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians
Carrie Russell (Edited by)
ISBN: 0838935435, Publication Date: 2004

Copyright Questions and Answers for Information Professionals: From the Columns of Against the Grain
Laura N. Gasaway
ISBN: 1612492541, Publication Date: 2013

The Illustrated Story of Copyright
Edward Samuels
ISBN: 0312261764, Publication Date: 2000


To request one of these titles, please submit an Interlibrary Loan request or contact Ashley Creek for assistance.

Common As Air
Lewis Hyde
ISBN: 0374223130, Publication Date: 2010

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The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators
Tomas A. Lipinski
ISBN: 9781555705329, Publication Date: 2005

The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide
William S. Strong
ISBN: 0262194198, Publication Date: 1999

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Copyright in Cyberspace 2
Gretchen McCord Hoffmann
ISBN: 1555705170, Publication Date: 2005

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Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators
Kenneth D. Crews; Dwayne K. Buttler (Contribution by); Megan M. Mulford (Contribution by); Patrick O. Okorodudu (Contribution by)
ISBN: 083890906X, Publication Date: 2006

Copyright Plain and Simple
Cheryl Besenjak
ISBN: 1564145123, Publication Date: 2000

Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity
Siva Vaidhyanathan
ISBN: 0814788076, Publication Date: 2003


Books on Copyright (con't)

To request one of these titles, please submit an Interlibrary Loan request or contact Ashley Creek for assistance.

Digital Barbarism: A Writer's Manifesto
Mark Helprin
ISBN: 0061733113, Publication Date: 2009

Digital Dilemmas: Power, Resistance, and the Internet
M.I. Franklin
ISBN: 0199982708, Publication Date: 2013

Electronic Highway Robbery: An Artist's Guide to Copyrights in the Digital Era
Mary E. Carter
ISBN: 0201883937, Publication Date: 1996

Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
Lawrence Lessig
ISBN: 1594200068, Publication Date: 2004

Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
Kembrew McLeod
ISBN: 0816650314, Publication Date: 2007

The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
Lawrence Lessig
ISBN: 0375505784, Publication Date: 2001

In Praise of Copying
Marcus Boon
ISBN: 0674047834, Publication Date: 2010

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The Public Domain
Stephen Fishman (Abridged by)
ISBN: 1413312055, Publication Date: 2010

The Public Domain: How to Find and Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art, and More
Stephen Fishman
ISBN: 1413304540, Publication Date: 2006

Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy
Lawrence Lessig
ISBN: 1594201722, Publication Date: 2008

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Smart Copyright Compliance for Schools
Rebecca P. Butler
ISBN: 9781555706463, Publication Date: 2009

Technology and Copyright Law
Arlene Bielefield, Lawrence Cheeseman
ISBN: 1555705707, Publication Date: 2006