This page provides a convenient list of some of the most helpful websites available. Many of the best-known and most thorough university sites are included. There are sections for faculty and staff and for students. Explore these sites to become familiar with the copyright issues that often arise in academic work and how to resolve them.
- University of Michigan's copyright basics—a good place to start.
- How much do you know about academic copyright? Take this quiz!
- University of Georgia's copyright page—easy to read, general overview of the law and practice.
- Stanford University's copyright page that deals in depth with Fair Use issues.
- University of Minnesota's page on what is and is not in the public domain.
- Association of Research Libraries copyright resource page
- USA law and practice, straight from the source.
- USA Copyright Act
- Copyright and higher education from University of North Carolina.
- Cornell University's copyright education coursefree and thorough.
Copyright Exemptions/Fair Use
- Everything you want to know about Fair Use from University of Texas.
- Columbia University's Fair Use Exception page
- A dozen useful questions about using copyrighted material from University of Michigan.
- Columbia University's Fair Use checklist
Copyright Information For Faculty/staff
- Cornell University's tutorials and training about copyright for faculty and teaching staff.
- Wondering about library course reserves?
- What does a librarian need to know about copyright?
- How does copyright law regulate course web page content?
- Personal copies, unpublished work, copying your own articles
- How should you manage your own copyrighted material?