Association of Research Libraries Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. Published in 2012. This document covers all areas of copyright and fair use in academic libraries, including the use of illustrations in dissertations and theses.
Brown University Copyright and Fair Use: Sample permission letter.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video. From the Center for Social Media, American University.
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. Created by the College Art Association. FAQ.
Copyright Genie: Created with the support of the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology. Answer some questions about a specific work and the tool will give you information regarding its copyright status.
Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use. From the Center for Social Media, American University.
Dover Publications pictorial archive rules for reproducing images.
A Graduate Student's Guide to Copyright: Open Access, Fair Use, and Permissions. Document from the University of Michigan Library contains useful information for anyone working on a dissertation or thesis.
Legal Sources of Online Content. Sources for video, film, and movies, compiled by Educause.
Locating U. K. Copyright Holders. Tips from Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading.
Locating U. S. Copyright Holders. Tips from Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading.
Museums Can Get Copyright Right. Essay by Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University.
Online Copyright Resources from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Collection of links to important resources.
OpenFlix. Directory of movies commonly thought to be in the public domain. Includes copyright information for US and abroad.
Public Domain Sherpa. Webpage all about copyright and public domain. Very helpful and written in clear,everyday language.
Reel Classics Copyright information for film clips and movie screenings.
Stanford University Copyright Renewal Database. Use this database to search for copyright renewal records received by the U.S. Copyright Office between 1950 and 1992 for books published between 1923 and 1963.
Sunstein Flowchart : Use in determining when U.S. copyrights expire.
Swank Motion Pictures: Movie distributor and public performance licensing agent.
U.S. Copyright Office: Search copyright information for works registered since January 1, 1978.
University of Reading Watch: Database of copyright contacts for writers, artists and prominent figures in other creative fields. Search for a name and contact information is provided.
Wikipedia Copyright Situations by Country. A well referenced resource to the standing of public domain in many countries.