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Four Guides to Copyright for Higher Education Faculty and Students

If you would like to bookmark just a few websites about copyright these are probably the best in the United States for the higher education community:

Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland University College
The Center for Intellectual Property provides education, research, and resources for the higher education community on copyright, academic integrity, and the emerging digital environment. The Center accomplishes its mission through the delivery of workshops and conferences, online training, consultations on campus, and electronic and print publications, and it provides continuous updates on legislative developments at the local, state, national, and international level.

Copyright Advisory Office: Columbia University
The Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University has a central mission to address, in a creative and constructive manner, the relationship between copyright law and the work of the university in order to best promote research, teaching, library services, and community involvement. To that end, this office:
•Addresses issues of fair use, copyright ownership, and publishing arrangements in furtherance of higher education and the advancement of knowledge;
•Provides copyright information and education resources for the university community;
•Supports innovative policies, practices, and contracts to foster the creation, preservation, and accessibility of information resources; and
•Undertakes research and exploration of copyright issues to provide original understandings of the law and its importance.

Crash Course on Copyright at the University of Texas:
This site includes:Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials .

The course also provides basic information on a broad range of copyright topics.

Digital Scholarship & Publishing Centerfrom North Carolina State University

•The Digital Scholarship and Publishing Center is staffed by a copyright and Internet law specialist.
•It serves as a resource to the NC State community on copyright, fair use, and other scholarly communication issues.
•It provides guidance on issues such as database licensing, user privacy, library reserves, interlibrary loan and document delivery services.

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