Useful Websites on Copyright

Compiled by James Tidwell, professor of Journalism, Eastern Illinois University

Checklist for Fair Use

Distance Learning and Copyright

An Education in Copyright Law: A Primer for Cyberspace

Legal Protection for Digital Information


Fair Use guidelines

Agreement on Guidelines for Classroom Copying in Not-For-Profit Educational Institutions with Respect to Books and Periodicals, March 1976

Guidelines for Educational Uses of Music, April 1976

Guidelines for Off-Air Recording of Broadcast Programming for Educational Purposes, October 1981

Library and Classroom Use of Copyrighted Videotapes and Computer Software, February 1986

Using Software: A Guide to the Ethical and Legal Use of Software for Members of the Academic Community, January 1992

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia, September 1996

Conference on Fair Use, Final Report to Commissioner, November 1998

Great sites to get information
Copyright Management Center
Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment

CopyOwn - A Resource On Copyright Ownership

Copyright and Multimedia Law for Webbuilders and Multimedia Authors

Intellectural Property Mall

Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright and Educational Fair Use

Sample Letter requesting permission from copyright owner

The Copyright Website

The Conference on Fair Use

U.S. Copyright Office
 
U.S. Copyright Law

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