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Produced by Copyright Clearance Center
Academic Copyright Websites
Online database of various publications registered with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) that academic institutions with an annual license to this service can use to determine copyright permissions for the reuse of text-based or online copyrighted content for educational purposes. Educational uses include: coursepacks (print and online), class handouts, library reserves (print and online), and electronic course content. Research uses include peer-to-peer sharing by both faculty and students. For more information regarding the University of Texas System (UT System) annual license, refer to the CCC's Annual Copyright License Resource Center portal and the University of Texas System Copyright Clearance Center License Implementation web page. NOTE: Access to the UT System web page is restricted to UT System faculty, staff, and students only.
ARL, Association of Research Libraries
Copyright & Intellectual Property Policies
Center for Social Media
The Center was founded in 2001 by Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor in the School of Communication at American University and analyzes media for public knowledge and action.
Copyright Licensing Agency
license organisations to copy and re-use extracts from print and digital publications on behalf of the copyright owners - authors, publishers and visual artists.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. To learn more about the different CC licenses, click here
Consult the Copyright Genie
A brief tutorial by the American Library Association, Office of Information Technology to help determine whether content is copyrighted.
Library Copyright Alliance
(LCA) consists of three major library associations — the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Copyright for Librarians
An online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Legal Music Sites
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. The RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies.
UK Copyright & Licensing
Produced by IOP Publishing to help address some of the questions from researchers around UK copyright and licensing.
Where is the public domain?
The public domain is not a place. A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner. (From the U.S. Copyright Office)