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e-Reserves: Copyright Guidelines


Government Information: Copyright


Media Library: Copyright


Music Library: Copyright Information

Boulder Campus Information


Other Sources

American Library Association (ALA) &
Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL)

Copyright resources on the Web: Sites to keep you current. By David Hodgins, C&RL News, March 2007, Vol. 68, No. 3.


Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (ARL)
Determining whether any use is likely to be considered “fair” requires a thoughtful evaluation of the facts, the law, and the norms of the relevant community.


Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM)

Some Myths About Intellectual Property
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.


Copyright Advisory Network (American Library Association)
This website is a way for librarians to learn about copyright and to get help when they have copyright troubles. The purpose of this site is to encourage librarians to discuss copyright concerns, and seek feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists.


Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford University Libraries)
Search by concept or keyword for primary materials, current legislation, cases and issues.


Copyright Clearance Center
Provides licensing system for reproduction and distribution of copyrighted materials in print and electronic format throughout the world.


Copyright Considerations in the Digital Age

University of California, San Diego, Science & Engineering Library.


Copyright Resources Project
Designed to share the results of IMLS-funded research into working with copyright-protected materials in a digital environment and to provide guidelines and resources.


European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)
Independent non-governmental and non-commercial umbrella association of national library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe. Subjects on which EBLIDA concentrates are copyright, culture, telematics, Central and Eastern Europe, information society related matters and information technology.


Friends of Active Copyright Education (FACE)
Initiative of the Copyright Society of USA. Provide a broad range of resources to foster and support copyright awarreness.


Handbook on Copyright and Related Issues for Libraries
A practical guide to topical legal questions affecting the information work of libraries in the fast moving digital environment. Each topic is described briefly, the main policy aspects for libraries are outlined, and there are links to library policy statements for further reading.


Know Your Copy Rights
For librarians who are developing positive educational programs for academic users of copyrighted materials in US not-for-profit institutions. Sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries.


MLA Copyright for Music Librarians
FAQs, guidelines and resources compiled by the Music Library Association.


Motion Picture Licencing Corporation (MPLC)
Independent copyright licensing service exclusively authorized by major Hollywood motion picture studios and independent producers to grant Umbrella Licenses® to non-profit groups, businesses and government organizations for the public performances of home videocassettes and videodiscs.


U.S. Copyright Law of the United States of America
And related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.


U.S. Copyright Office
Explains basics of U.S. copyright law and procedures for application and registration.


World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Protection of intellectual property throughout the world, and for the administration of multilateral treaties dealing with the legal and administrative aspects of intellectual property in English, Spanish and French.