Other copyright resources

Below are some general purpose copyright information sources we recommend.

  • 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.

Copyright history

Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)

A digital archive of primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press (c. 1450) to the Berne Convention (1886) and beyond.

Copyright Infringement Project at UCLA:

With music clips and other materials illustrating cases of alleged copyright infringement.