Copyright for OHSU
OHSU Policy on Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Materials by Users of OHSU Networks
Site developed by Dr. Kenneth Crews with comprehensive information about copyright issues in higher education.
The Copyright Website
Provides "real world, practical and relevant copyright information." Off-beat site maintained by attorney, Benedict O'Mahoney. A bit on the fringe, but some useful links not found elsewhere.
Text of Title 17, U.S. Code- Copyrights. Updates listed separately.
Links to U.S. Copyright Office General Information and Publications, pending legislation, other copyright resources.
Developed by Lolly Gasaway, Librarian and Law Professor and internationally recognized copyright expert. Includes material from new Term Extension Act, PL 105-298.
Applying Fair Use in the Development of Electronic Reserve Systems (Association of Research Libraries)
This form developed by the Copyright Management Center at Indiana University is a helpful tool for determining if your use of copyrighted materials falls under the Fair Use principle.
Rich resource containing overview of copyright law, information on current legislation and links to a wide variety of internet resources.
Handy, interactive tool to help determine if use falls within Fair Use.
Classroom Copying, Distance Education and CME
Site developed by the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education detailing current issues in intellectual property and copyright issues for CME providers.
Many items used for electronic reserves may fall under the fair use guidelines (see below). However, where fair use does not apply, CCC's Electronic Course Content Service (ECCS) provides an easy way for instructors to obtain permissions to use copyrighted materials in electronic coursepacks, electronic reserves and distance learning.
Site developed by the University of Maryland University College provides helpful guidelines for users of copyrighted materials in the classroom, for course reserves, or on the Web.
This site developed by Dr. Barry Willis, University of Idaho, is a well-developed resource with links to a series of general guides for distance educators.
Developed by the American Library Association's Office of Information Technology Policy
Includes information on uses of copyrighted materials in traditional and online classrooms, links to download FAQ and a brochure.
Prepared by the Committee on Libraries and Intellectual Property of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) in an effort to build consensus within the educational community on the uses of copyrighted works in the digital environment.
The Center works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. CDR is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media. Provides guide to pending federal legislation affecting the Internet.
The Other Side
Association of American Publishers
This association represents copyright owners' interests and usually favors conservative interpretations of exceptions to copyright owner perogatives. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, audio and video tapes, computer software re, online databases, CD-ROMs, and a range of educational materials including classroom periodicals, maps, globes, filmstrips, and testing materials.
Copyright Clearance Center
The CCC is a not-for-profit organization created at the suggestion of Congress to help organizations comply with U.S. copyright law.