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  • US Copyright Office
    United States Government information on copyright. Basic information, searchable copyright records and information on how to register.

  • Copyright and Fair Use
    Stanford University provides information on Copyright and Fair Use.

  • Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
    Easy to use chart showing when copyrights expire.

  • Fair Use Evaluator
    from the ALA office of Information Technology Policy.

  • Exceptions for Instructors eTool
    from the American Library Association.

  • The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
    A code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. This document was created by a team of more than 150 members of leading educational associations.

  • Copyright Advisory Network
    "A community of librarians, copyright scholars, policy wonks."

  • Copyright Myths Debunked
    from Bryan Cave's Art Law Blog.

  • Creative Commons
    "Enabling the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works" "Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators."

  • The Copyright Website
    General copyright information for educators, students, websurfers and confused citizens; Specialized information for webmasters, musicians, moviemakers, screenwriters, programmers and photographers.

  • Library Law
    Overview of copyright issues, both in general and as they pertain to libraries. Many links.

    "The copyright law and litigation resource." Thorough and well-organized collection of links to many excellent resources about copyright.

Music Copyright and Licensing

Licensing Agencies

Check these databases to find copyrighted songs and apply for permission to legally use them.

Digital Content and Copyright

Information and perspectives on digital copyright issues.

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