The resources below can help you to further explore copyright and determine if you can use material under U.S. copyright law. Fondren staff are also available for consultation. Contact email@example.com.
Copyright Crash Course (University of Texas): Self-paced course designed to allow users to explore certain areas of copyright law individually or as a group.
Fair Use Evaluator (American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy): Helps you collect, organize, and archive the information you might need to support a fair use evaluation.
Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors (Authors Alliance): Guide designed to empower authors to exercise their right to use source material to further their research and writing goals by helping them to make confident fair use decisions.
Exceptions for Instructors in U.S. Copyright Law (American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy): Helps you determine if your intended use meets requirements set out in the law. Also helps you collect information detailing your educational use.
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States (Cornell University):
Copyright Renewal Database (Stanford University): Searchable index of the copyright renewal records for books published in the U.S. between 1923 and 1963.
Digital Image Rights Computator (Visual Resources Association): Digital Image Rights Computator (DIRC) is designed to assist the user in assessing the intellectual property status of a specific image documenting a work of art, a designed object, or a portion of the built environment.
Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States (Association of Research Libraries)
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video (American University)
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education (American University)
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry (The Poetry Foundation)
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use in the Visual Arts (College Art Association)
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use (Association of Research Libraries)