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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.
Anonymous Engraver. First Printing House in Haarlem. engraving, 1628.


Chronicle of Higher Education: Article by Noah Berlatsky: "Fair Use Too Often Goes Unused."

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.

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.


The Online Books Page: How Can I Tell Whether a Copyright was Renewed? Part of a website facilitating access to freely available online books, created by UPenn digital library planner and researcher John Mark Ockerbloom.

The Online Books Page: Copyright Registration and Renewal Records. Links to copyright registration indices available online.

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.

U.S. Copyright Office Circular 16A: How to Obtain Permission.

U.S. Copyright Office Circular 22: How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work.

U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. Search for legal cases by jurisdiction or categories.

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.

Wikimedia Commons: Freedom of Panorama. Discusses the right to take and publish photographs of public art and architecture in various countries.

Wikipedia Copyright Situations by Country. A well referenced resource to the standing of public domain in many countries.

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