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Resources on Intellectual Property Law

Copyright Law Web Sites

  • US Copyright Office: http://www.loc.gov/copyright/
  • LOC Circulars and Form Letters: http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/circs/
  • The full text of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c105:H.R.2281.ENR:
  • TEACH Act: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/pl107-273.html#13301
  • Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/

Books on Copyright Law

  • 101 Questions About Copyright Law / Andrew Alpern. Mineola (NY): Dover Publications, 1999. [R/346.7304/AL74o/1999]
  • Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators / Kenneth D. Crews. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. [R/346.7304/C867c/2000]
  • Copyright law on campus / Marc Lindsey. Pullman, Wash : Washington State University Press, c2003. [346.730482 L645c, 2003]
  • Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off / Richard Stim. Berkeley: Nolo, 2001. [R/346.7304/St54g/2001]
  • Libraries and Copyright: A Guide to Copyright Law in the 1990's / Laura N. Gasaway and Sarah K. Wiant. Washington, D.C.: Special Libraries Association, 1994. [R/346.0482/G21L/1994]
  • Multimedia Law and Business Handbook / J. Dianne Brinson and Mark F. Radcliffe. Menlo Park (CA): Ladera Press, 1996. [R/346.0482/B772m/1996]
  • Patent, Copyright & Trademark / Stephen Elias. Berkeley: Nolo Press, 1997. [R/346.0482/EL42p/1997]
  • The public domain : how to find copyright-free writings, music, art & more / Fishman, Stephen. Berkeley, CA : Nolo.com, 2001. [346.7304 F539p]
  • Questions and Answers on Copyright for the Campus Community / Association of American Publishers, National Association of College Stores, Inc. (U.S.) and Software & Information Industry Association. [6th ed] Washington, DC : Association of American Publishers ; Oberlin, OH : National Association of College Stores ; Washington, DC : Software & Information Industry Association, c.2003. [346.0482 Q38a]
  • Technology and Copyright Law: a Guidebook for the Library, Research, and Teaching Professions / Arlene Bielefield and Lawrence Cheeseman. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1999. [R/346.7304/B476t/1999]
  • The Copyright Handbook: How to Protect and Use Written Works / Stephen Fishman. 5th ed. Berkeley: Nolo, 2000. [R/346.7304/F539c/2000]
  • The Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators / Janis H. Bruwelheide. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association; Washington, D.C.: National Education Association, 1995. [R/346.0482/B839c/1995]

Online Copyright Tutorials

  • NCSU Copyright Tutorial: http://www.provost.ncsu.edu/copyright/resources/tutorials/
  • Crash Course in Copyright: http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm
  • Copyright Primer: http://www.umuc.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/primer/primerwrap.cgi/enter.php
  • Copyright Quickguide: http://copyright.iupui.edu/quickguide.htm
  • CopyOwn-Tutorial: http://www.inform.umd.edu/copyown/tutorial/

Additional Copyright Resources

  • What Every Teacher Should Know about copyright: http://www.2learn.ca/copyright/locate
  • UCLA Policy 964: Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation
  • Copyright Clearance Center: http://www.copyright.com/
  • Copyright Management Center: http://copyright.iupui.edu/
  • Stanford University Libraries Copyright and Fair Use: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
  • UCLA Cyberspace: http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/iclp/dmca1.htm
  • CETUS: Fair Use of Copyrighted Works: http://www.cetus.org/fairindex.html
  • New Copyright Law for Distance Education: http://www.ala.org/washoff/teach.html
  • TEACH Act Toolkit: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scc/legislative/teachkit/resources.html
  • The TEACH Act finally becomes law: http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/teachact.htm
  • WATCH: Writers, Authors and Their Copyright Holders: http://tyler.hrc.utexas.edu/
  • An intellctual property primer: Protecting your investment with Copyright, Patent, Trade Secret and Trademark: http://copyright.iupui.edu/IPPrimer.pdf
  • Copyright Law and Graduate Research: http://www.umi.com/products_umi/dissertations/copyright/

Multimedia & Technology

  • Intellectual Property & Technology Forum: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/law/st_org/iptf/
  • An Intellectual Property Law Primer for Multimedia and Web Developers: http://www.eff.org/CAF/law/multimedia-handbook
  • Legal Information for Internet Professionals: http://www.gigalaw.com/
  • Multimedia Law and Business Handbook / J. Dianne Brinson and Mark F. Radcliffe. Menlo Park (CA): Ladera Press, 1996. [R/346.0482/B772m/1996]

Trademark Law

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/tmlaw2.html

Information about U.S. Trademark Law

  • Trademark Law Overview, Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/trademark.html
  • BitLaw - A Resource on Technology Law: http://www.bitlaw.com/trademark/index.html
  • Primer on Trademark and Internet Addresses: http://www.loundy.com/JMLS-Trademark.html
  • Overview of Trademark Law: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/metaschool/fisher/domain/tm.htm

International Trademark Law

  • International Trademark Association: http://www.inta.org/
  • International Trademark Law Treaty: http://www.wipo.org/treaties/ip/tlt/index.html
  • Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol: http://www.wipo.org/treaties/ip/nairobi/index.html

Patent Law

  • U.S. Patent Law, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/consolidated_laws.pdf
  • U.S. Patent Rules, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/consolidated_rules.pdf

Information about U.S. Patent Law

  • U.S. Supreme Court Patent Decisions, Legal Information Institute: http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/patent.htm
  • Overview of Patent Law, Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/patent.html
  • BitLaw - A Resource on Technology Law: http://www.bitlaw.com/patent
  • Patent Law at MIT: http://www.mit.edu:8001/courses/6.901/patent.html

International Patent Law

  • Patent Law Treaty: http://www.wipo.int/treaties/ip/plt/index.html