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Copyright Tutorials and Web sites


The Association of Research Libraries has recently published two brochures for faculty to easily scan and learn how to legally and legitimately share with your students the information they need.

Know Your Copyrights Brochure (PDF)

The article offers tips on when works can be used lawfully in your teaching without requesting permission or incurring additional cost.

Know Your Copyrights Chart (PDF)

Often you can use works in your teaching without permission or fee. This chart highlights some of those situations.

Copyright Clearance Center

The Copyright Clearance Center gives additional copyright information and lets you apply for copyright for your work.

To find a given copyrighted work and request permission to use it, view the link below.


Crash Course in Copyright

An excellent, understandable resource from the University of Texas system covering fair use, digital copyright, obtaining permissions, management and licensing issues and more.

Web Sites

Copyright & Fair Use

Stanford University site that includes links to copyright legislation and statutes, sections on copyright issues and commentary including a link to a free download of the book, Free Culture by Stanford professor Lawrence Lessig.

Intellectual Property Law Server

Provides information about intellectual property law including patent, trademark, and copyright.