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Copyright - Georgia Tech and USG
For copyright relating to course reserves, see two Georgia Tech Library page -- the detailed page for Course Reserves Information [ includes copyright guidelines] - and, the brief Course Reserves page (includes links to submit course reserve item, and link to copyright guidelines).
Copyright - General
U.S. Copyright Office
The Office is part of the Library of Congress. Has many "Frequently Asked Questions". Also includes federal copyright records (1978 to present) - click on "search records".
From the American Library Assoc. Comprehensive site for copyright issues. Links for: Fair Use (include electronic reserves), intellectual property (includes Fact Sheet - Video and Copyright, as well as Libraries and Licensing)
Trademark, Patent, or Copyright?
From the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Know Your Copy Rights
Links to brochure (6 pages) and FAQ for faculty & teaching assistants about copyright and using material in academic settings. From the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
Extensive chart by Peter Hirtle of Cornell. Arranged by date of works/recordings. Allows one to quickly determine date when item will be/is in public domain.
Copyright - Media and Video
The Center for Social Media (at American University) has videos and FAQs about fair use. These are listed below.
Click on "Fair Use in Media Literacy Education" to view video. Also FAQs on this site.
Click on "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online" video.
Copyright - Distance Education
According to UNC-Charlotte's TEACH Act Toolkit, "If you wish to use 3rd party copyrighted materials in your online class, there are three options: meeting the requirements of §110(2) (aka TEACH Act), fair use, or asking permission."