Helpful Web Sites on Copyright Law
Library of Congress Copyright Office - http://www.copyright.gov/
Copyright and Licensing Resources - http://lcweb.loc.gov/film/copyrite.html
Public Moving Image Archives and
Copyright Registration for Online Works - http://http:/www.copyright.gov/circs/circ66.pdf
The Copyright Office website gives instructions on registering web pages.
Digital Copyright Slider - http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/
Online tool for very simply and easily determining if a work is protected by copyright.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) -
DMCA Summary - http://www.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf
Creative Commons - http://creativecommons.org/
The goal of Creative Commons is to build a layer of reasonable, flexible copyright in the face of increasingly restrictive default rules. It uses private rights to create public goods by protecting the works of the creator while encouraging certain uses of them. Creators voluntarily declare "some rights reserved."
Copyright Clearinghouse - http://www.copyright.com/
Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance - http://www.copyrightoncampus.com/
Crash Course in Copyright for Faculty - http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm
A game for teachers
Nolo: Law for All - http://www.nolo.com/lawcenter/ency
Trademarks & Copyright; Rules for Webmasters
Links to the best copyright sites for libraries, as well as other library law sites and articles
Library Copyright Liability and Pirating Patrons . . . and What You Can Do About It - http://www.cla-net.org/pubs/Minow_copyright.html
Describes how to file a notice with the Copyright Office as an Online Service Provider - to protect the library from "vicarious liability.“
Library Web Page Legal Audit Checklist: Overview - http://www.librarylaw.com/LegalAuditChecklist.htm
Library Web Page Legal Audit Checklist: Detail - http://www.librarylaw.com/LegalAuditChecklistDetail.htm
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