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A guide to copyright law as it relates to academic research, teaching, and publication.

General Copyright Resources

Copyright Basics (PDF) - U.S. Copyright Office

Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers - Kevin L. Smith, J.D., Director of the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University 

Copyright Term and the Public Domain - Cornell University

Public Domain Handbook (PDF) - University of California at Berkeley Law School

Fair Use Information

Figuring Out Fair Use - April Hathcock, NYU Libraries

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center - Stanford University Libraries

Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians (PDF) - U.S. Copyright Office

Fair Use Fundamentals Infographic - Association of Research Libraries

Fair Use Best Practices

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic & Research Libraries - Association of Research Libraries

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources - American University Washington College of Law and North Carolina State University Libraries

Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study - Visual Resources Association

Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use - Center for Media and Social Impact

Fair Use and Video: Community Practices in the Fair Use of Video in Libraries - ALA Video Roundtable

List of Best Practice Codes in Various Fair Use Situations - Center for Media and Social Impact