Below are some general purpose copyright information sources we recommend.
General copyright resources and information
- The United States Copyright Office Circulars – These short brochures published by the Copyright Office offer introductory information about a wide variety of copyright topics, from registration to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
- The Authors Alliance – Reliable copyright resources for “authors who want to serve the public good by sharing their creations broadly,” including in-depth guides to fair use, contract negotiation, rights reversion, and termination of copyright transfers.
- The University of Texas, Austin Copyright Crash Course – A pioneering site with introductory information about a variety of copyright topics as they relate to common scenarios faced by faculty, students, and librarians.
- Association for Research Libraries (ARL) – Copyright information and resources from the association that represents North American research libraries.
- Stanford University Libraries hosts a free edition of the legal publisher NOLO’s guide to copyright.
A digital archive of primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press (c. 1450) to the Berne Convention (1886) and beyond.
With music clips and other materials illustrating cases of alleged copyright infringement.