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U.S. Copyright Office
"The Copyright Office is an office of record, a place where claims to copyright are registered and where documents relating to copyright may be recorded when the requirements of the copyright law are met. The Copyright Office furnishes information about the provisions of the copyright law and the procedures for making a registration or recordation."
U.S. Copyright Information Circulars and Forms
"Link to the circulars and factsheets providing basic information about registration, fees, compulsory licenses, and other aspects of the copyright process."
Crash Course in Copyright
An excellent resource if you want to learn more about copyright. Georgia Harper from the University of Texas Libraries is responsible for the course content which is updated on a regular basic and licensed under Creative Commons.
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
Brad Templeton presents the "10" common myths regarding copyright.
University of Minnesota has put together an extensive website on copyright and fair use. The site includes information about copyright and your own works which ties into our section on Author Rights linked from this LibGuide.
Know Your Copy Rights
A project of the Association of Research Libraries providing useful information on using copyrighted material in an academic setting.
Copyright Resources for Librarians
Copyright in the Library
Copyright issues affecting the digital library.
Stanford University Libraries
Organized set of links to materials relating to copyright and fair use.
The 108 Spinner
Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Code allows libraries & archives, under certain circumstances, to make reproductions of copyrighted materials with the permission of the copyright holder. The 108 Spinner created by Michael Brewer and the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy will help you decide if your reproduction is covered by Section 108 and gather the necessary information to support your use of the exception.