- Best Practices in Fair Use of Dance-Related Materials
The Dance Heritage Coalition has released a “Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Dance-Related Materials: Recommendations for Librarians, Archivists, Curators, and Other Collections Staff.” Although specific to dance, the report is an excellent resource for information about copyright in general and fair use in particular of performing arts materials, both by patrons and especially by librarians in creating exhibitions and websites, format migration and preservation, and public performance.
- Centro Regional para el Fomento del Libro en América Latina y el Caribe (CERLALC)
A UNESCO affiliate, Centro Regional para el Fomento del Libro en América Latina y el Caribe (CERLALC) is a Portuguese and Spanish language site dedicated to integrating copyright practices Ibero-America and disseminating information about the protection of cultural copyright.
- Citizen Media Law Project Copyright Guide
Their Legal Guides describe the nuts and bolts of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA), as well as intellectual property, copyright infringement, and fair use on the net.
Collectanea is the blog from UMUC's Center for Intellectual Property (CIP). The purpose of Collectanea is to provide an opportunity for CIP's current virtual scholar, Georgia Harper, to share her thoughts, musings, and ideas on intellectual property (IP) law, policy, and culture.
- Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office
Columbia University Libraries and Information Services has created the Copyright Advisory Office to address the relationship between copyright law and the research, teaching, and service activities of post-secondary education. The Office provides access to copyright information in order to help the academic community learn and apply copyright principles.
- Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office Blog by Director Kenneth Crew
Blog created by Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office Director Kenneth Crew to explore the appropriate application of copyright in real world scenarios.
- Commonwealth of Learning: Introducing Copyright
The Commonwealth of Learning has made the book Introducing Copyright available through download from its website. The book assumes no special knowledge and avoids technical language as much as possible. Introducing Copyright explains copyright protection and what it means for copyright holders and users, and introduces digital rights management, open licenses, software patents and copyright protection for works of traditional knowledge.
- Copy Photography Computator
This site features an interactive tool which assists in determining the copyright status of a given image.
- Copyright Basics
The Copyright Clearance Center developed this video to educate people about how copyright works.
- Copyright Research & Information Center (CRIC)
The Copyright Research & Information Center website provides thorough and up-to-date information about copyright practices in Japan. CRIC also recognizes WIPO Copyright and Neighbouring Treatises. These documents have been incorporated into and are easily navigable through the CRIC site.
- Digital Copyright Slider
An easy to navigate tool which allows one to determine whether or not a work is in the public domain
- European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)
EBLIDA is an independent umbrella association of national library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe. Subjects on which EBLIDA concentrates are European information society issues, including copyright and licensing.
- How do I find Copyright Information?
This University of Texas Libraries' site includes links to copyright information and copyrights registered since 1978.
- How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work
A practical guide from the U.S. Copyright Office to conducting a copyright investigation.
- If You Cannot Find the Owner
This site offers advice on what to do when you cannot find a copyright owner or when you receive no response after you have contacted the owner. From Columbia University Libraries: Copyright Advisory Board.
- LACMA Image Collection
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has created a new image collection website in support of its mission to provide tools for educational endeavors. The collection includes a wide array of themes, including African Art, Islamic Art, and European paintings. Many of these works are in the public domain and are available at a high resolution, free of charge, and without restrictions. Some images, however, are deemed "Protected Content" and have restrictive uses.
- Menlo School Library MLA Citation Guide
This guide is a quick reference tool for those using the MLA style to cite textual, visual, print and online resources.
- Open Knowledge Foundation
Open Knowledge Foundation is a nonprofit organization promoting open knowledge that can be freely used, reused, and redistributed. The term knowledge, for the foundation, is used broadly to include all forms of data including contents of music, films and books. Open Knowledge Foundation develop tools to provide infrastructure for open knowledge projects, communities and resources. Some of the projects that are included are: Open Shakespeare, a tool of literary criticism and annotation to better understand the author's work and CKAN, an open-source data hub that helps to publish, share and find a variety of databases.
Prometheus is a digital image archive that highlights the art and cultural sciences, gathering over 800,000 images from as many as 64 institutional databases. The Website’s interface allows for storing, organizing and presenting your own curated selections while providing comprehensive copyright and sourcing information with each entry.
- Public Art Archive
The Public Art Archive™, a new project presented by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), is a searchable database of public art in the United States. The Archive makes art more accessible to the public with sophisticated searchable databases of art throughout the United States. The Archive makes public art and its processes more accessible by displaying images of each piece alongside an extensive description, including audio and video supplementary files when they are available.
- Section 108 Spinner
A clear graphic representation of Section 108, which permits libraries and archives, under specific circumstances, to make reproductions of works without obtaining permission from the copyright holder.
- Stanford University Libraries Copyright and Fair Use Overview
This overview provides extensive information and detailed examples about copyright and fair use.
- Tales from the Public Domain
A project of Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain, this insightful comic book contains information about copyright basics.
- TEACH Act Best Practices Using Blackboard
Overview of the TEACH Act and its implementation in Blackboard.
- The British Museum's Digital Image Collection Now Available In Your Inbox
The British Museum provides Free Non-commercial Image Service for non-commercial uses of its digital image collection. High-quality images are now available via e-mail.
- The WATCH File
Run jointly by the Harry Ransom Center and the University of Reading Library, WATCH is a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent people in the creative fields.
- United States Copyright Office: Information Circulars and Fact Sheets
This webpage provides basic information about the copyright process, materials that are copyrightable, questions of unregistered copyrights and ownership transference, and criteria for dealing with works not protected by copyright law.
- UT System Crash Course in Copyright
This online tutorial for copyright basics features information about creating multimedia work, copyright management, and digital images.
- VRA Intellectual Property Rights News blog
The VRA Intellectual Property Rights News blog is a monthly blog that "[studies and monitors] intellectual property and copyright issues; and [develops and promotes] the Association’s position on intellectual property rights issues.”
- When do U.S. works pass into the public domain?
This site provides an easy-to-read chart showing copyright status of works based on creation date.
- WIPO Study on Limitations and Exceptions of Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Environment
The WIPO has made available its "Study on Limitations and Exceptions of Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Environment." The study discusses topics including the role of limitations and exceptions under the Berne and Rome Conventions, the TRIPS Agreement, the WCT and the WPPT. In addition, the study examines approaches to fair use, compulsory licenses and a number of other issues.
- WIPO: Intellectual Property Digital Library
The Intellectual Property Digital Library web site provides access to intellectual property data collections hosted by WIPO including PCT (Patents), Madrid (Trademarks), Hague (Industrial Designs), Article 6ter (State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations) and others.
- WIPO: PATENTSCOPE®
PATENTSCOPE® Search Service enables you to do full-text search in over 1.6 million published international patent applications from the first publication in 1978.