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Find tools for making copyright determinations, allowable use determinations, and clearance.

Find tools for making copyright determinations, allowable use determinations, and clearance.

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  • 1. From xkcd.com http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/steal_this_comic.png Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
  • 2. Digital Copyright: Online tools Freya Anderson, Head, Public Services [email_address] 907-465-2942
  • 3. From xkcd.com http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/steal_this_comic.png Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
  • 4. When does copyright matter?
    • When you’re using material not covered by a license agreement.
    • When you’re using material covered by a license agreement, and the agreement specifies that material can be used consistent with Fair Use.
      • Either may include DRM-free music and other materials.
  • 5. Tools
    • Determine copyright status
    • Evaluate allowed uses
    • Facilitate copyright clearance
      • Usually through payment of fees
      • Sometimes by helping you find the copyright holder
    • Many of the tools are cross-linked, but I’ve tried to link to their home locations
  • 6. US Copyright Office
    • Most of the resources on this website are geared towards copyright holders, not to potential users of copyright protected material
    • Copyright law and circulars
    • Online registration database
      • http://www.copyright.gov/
  • 7. Copyright and Fair Use Center at Stanford University
    • Copyright renewal database
      • 1923-1963
      • http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/search/simple
    • Balanced perspective
    • Copyright news
    • Educational materials, including materials related to TEACH Act
    • http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
  • 8. Digital Image Rights Computator
    • Simple to use, with a series of yes/no and multiple choice questions.
    • Not a replacement for your own analysis, but a good start.
    • http://www.vraweb.org/resources/ipr/dirc/page_1.html
  • 9. Copyright Advisory Network
    • Forum: ask your copyright questions
    • Blog: news and commentary with a library perspective
    • Wiki: now in beta, watch for it soon
      • Will include links to copyright law and related texts, tools, discussion of key topics from the forum, and more
    • http://www.librarycopyright.net/
  • 10. Copyright Clearance Center
    • Educational and practical tools
    • Checking on clearance and costs is getting easier
      • Keep in mind that their focus is on clearing copyright, NOT possible fair uses.
      • The convenience of the CCC may impact your fair use or other use analysis.
    • OnCopyright
    • Balanced blogroll
    • http://www.copyright.com/
  • 11. Special tools
    • University of Texas Crash Course in Copyright
      • Very nice overview
        • http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/Cprtindx.htm
    • Public domain charts
      • There are several good ones, but I like Peter Hirtle’s from Cornell
        • http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm
    • Digital copyright slider
      • From ALA-OITP
        • http://librarycopyright.net/digitalslider/
    • Fair Use checklist
      • Again, there are several good options
        • http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/checklist.pdf
    • WorldCat Copyright Evidence Registry
  • 12. Avoid the whole issue!
    • Use public domain or other royalty free material:
      • See Daniel Cornwall’s page for some ideas: http://library.state.ak.us/is/free_images_sounds.html
        • Federal government and other copyright public domain material.
        • Creative Commons or other licensed material.
      • Be unique; create from scratch!
  • 13. Questions? Freya Anderson, Head, Public Services [email_address] 907-465-2942