COPYRIGHT AND LAW
- The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use - http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr280.shtml
"When it comes to copyright law and the application of fair use exceptions, ignorance is definitely not bliss! Learn how to educate yourselves and your students and avoid making a costly mistake!"
- K-12 Copyright Laws: Primer for Teachers - http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/copyrightlaw.html
Covers what is legal in the K-12 classroom.....dos and don'ts. Includes some of the more recent concerns such as blogging.
- The United States Copyright Office Web Site - http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/
This site from the Library of Congress contains a huge amount of material on copyright both in the United States and internationally which is broken into two main segments covering general information and publications and other copyright topics. The first segment deals with copyright basics, registration, application forms, information circulars, form letters, mandatory deposit requirement, copyright office records and announcements, licensing information, and provides a fax on demand service for obtaining copyright information via fax, an online news list, and copyright office FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Listed in the second segment on other copyright topics are copyright office reports, pending copyright legislation in the 105th Congress, documents and treaties from the World Intellectual Property Organization Diplomatic Conference, related internet resources, and amendments to the U.S. copyright laws. This is where to go for the letter of the law but it can get a bit "deep" for the average user.
- Copyright and Fair Use - http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
This informative and user-friendly site is sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, FindLaw Internet Legal Resources and the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources. It is divided into four main sections: primary materials (statutes, judicial opinions, regulations, treaties and conventions); current legislation, cases and issues; resources on the internet; and overview of copyright law. It is searchable by words describing a concept or by keywords.