- Basic Guide
and Index for Patent, Trademark and Copyright Information and Search
web site contains a collection of basic reference information on
Patent, Copyright and Trademark.
- Code of Federal Regulations Title 37
web site is the latest edition of Federal Regulation Code on Patents,
Trademarks, and Copyrights.
This site is an overview of the copyright laws.
This website contains general copyright information such as codes
and regulations, guidelines, applicatoin forms, schedule of fees,
This website provides permissions to reproduce copyrighted content
such as articles and book chapters in your journals, photocopies,
coursepacks, library reserves, Web sites, emails, etc. http://www.copyright.com
This site, produced by the U.S Copyright Office, provides you
with basic information about registration, fees, compulsory licenses,
and other aspects of the copyright process.
This site will allow one to search copyright information by selecting
one of the three databases provided by the U.S. Copyright Office:
1. Book, Music,
etc.; 2. Sericals;
which contain records of registrations and ownership documents
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998 (DMCA) and Digital Media Consumer Rights Act 2002 (DMCRA)
this site, the DMCA seeks to update the U.S. copyright laws for
the digital age in preparation for ratification of the World Intellectual
Property Organization (WIPO) treaties. Key topics included in the
DMCA are the circumvention of copyright protection systems, fair
use in a digital environment, and online service provider (OSP)
liability (including details on safe harbors, damages...). www.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf
The DMCRA reaffirms fair use in a networked environment. It resolves
concerns regarding hardware and software that permit significant
non-infringing uses, and it allows researchers to engage in the
scientific research of technological protection measures. www.politechbot.com/docs/boucher.dmca.amend.100302.pdf
- U.S. Copyright Office
site is to serve the copyright community of creators and users,
as well as the general public. Here you will find all key publications
of the Office, including informational circulars; application forms
for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the
homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what
the Office is doing,... . www.copyright.gov/
Copyright in education
The guidelines in this link states the minimum standards
for educational fair use under Section 106 of H.R. 2223.
and Distance Education:
This website provides the Copyright Office's report
on Copyright and Digital Distance Education, which
was prepared pursuant to section 403 of DMCA. www.copyright.gov/docs/de_rprt.pdf
This site provides information concerning Distance
Learning issues which can give rise to complex copyright
issues ( the question of ownership of the newly created
work as well as the question of "fair use" of existing
materials). The links below can guide you to some
helpful resources on both points. copyright.iupui.edu/dist_learning.htm
This page has been established to provide resources for
designers of electronic reserves services. www.mville.edu/Administration/staff/Jeff_Rosedale/
This site provides a brief outline of what you legally
can and cannot do with software. www.ifla.org/documents/infopol/copyright/educom.txt
website's purpose is to provide guidance to educational
institutions, educators, scholars, and students who wish
to digitize copyrighted visual images under fair use rather
than by seeking authorization from the copyright owners
for non-commercial educational purposes. www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/imagguid.htm
This webpage contains guidelines that were developed and
approved in April 1976 by the Music Publishers' Association
of the United States, Inc., the National Music Publishers'
Association, Inc., the Music Teachers National Association,
the Music Educators National Conference, the National
Association of Schools of Music, and the Ad Hoc Committee
on Copyright Law Revision. www.musiclibraryassoc.org/Copyright/guidemus.htm
This site provides standards for both owners and users
of copyrighted television programs. www.musiclibraryassoc.org/Copyright/guiderec.htm
Basic information on some of the most important legislative
provisions and other documents dealing with reproduction
by librarians and educators from Copyright Office is provided
within this site. lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ21.pdf
This TEACH Act webpage expands on face-to-face teaching
exemptions in copyright law that allows teachers and faculty
to use copyrighted works in the "digital classroom" without
prior permission from the copyright holder. www.ala.org/washoff/teach.html
It contains the discussion topics on the second Pew Symposia
in Learning and Technology.
This webpage was created by the US Copyright Office, in
order to provide information concerning what is copyright,
who can claim copyright, copyright and national origin of
the work, what work is/not protected, how to secure a copyright,
This website is created by attorney Georgia Harper to provide
an overview of copyright as well as to provide information
about copyright management, what makes copyright an issue,
applying analog fair use to digital works, specific copyright
questions, etc. www.utsystem.edu/ogc/Intellectualproperty/faculty.htm
This page is authored by Kenneth D. Crews and offered by
ProQuest as a free education service on Copyright. www.il.proquest.com/hp/Support/DServices/copyright/
This site contains a hearing before the Subcommittee on
Courts and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the
Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress,
second session, 6/15/2000.
As more and more faculty become involved in integrating
technology into their teaching and research, questions arise
about who owns and who has the right to control the material
instructors create... In response, this webpage have been
created to hopefully answer some of the questions and concerns.
Results from an Intellectual Property Google(search engine)
search. Catergories and Web pages are viewed in Google in
- Internet and Electronic
webpage contain articles by Ivan Hoffman, an attorney, on
Internet and electronic rights. www.ivanhoffman.com/internet.html
Print Materials on Copyright
Hope Roland. Copyright in the Age of Technology. Bloomington,
Ind.: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1996.
Susan. Copyright Infringement. Boston: Kluwer Law International,
Kenneth D. Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators.
Chicago:American Library Association, 2000.
Mihaly. The Law of Copyright and the Internet. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2002.
Stephen. The Copyright Handbook: How to Protect & Use Written
Works. 5th ed. Berkeley, Calif: Nolo Press, 2000.
Javier, Cabrera, Blazquez...et al. Copyright Law In The Digital
Age. Strasbourg: European Audiovisual Laboratory, 2000.
Paul. International Copyrights. New York: Oxford University
Lucie, M.C.R. Copyright Limitations and Contracts. Boston:
Kluwer Law International, 2002.
Bernt P. Copyright and Electronic Commerce: Legal Aspects Of
Electronic Copyright Management. Boston: Kluwer Law, 2000.
of Congress. Copyright Basics. Copyright Office. Circular 1.
Jessica. Digital Copyright: Protecting Intellectual Property
on the Internet. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2001.
John V. Copyright: Current Issues and Laws. New York: Nova
Science Publishers, 2002.
Irini A. Copyright and Multimedia Products: a Comparative Analysis.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
J.A.L. World Copyright Law: Protection of Authors' Works, Performances,
Phonograms, Films, Video, Broadcasts and Published Editions in National,
International and Regional Law. London: Sweet & Maxwell,
William. The Copyright Book: a Practical Guide. 5th ed.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.
Yearbook of Copyright and Media Law. Oxford: Oxford University
Lee. The Copyright Guide: A Friendly Handbook for Protecting
and Profiting from Copyrights. Rev. ed. New York: Allworth Press,
Richard. Dealing with Copyrights. N.Y.: Oceana Publications,