resources relating to copyright law

Dailey's quick overview

US Copyright Law -- Title 17 of US Code -- from Cornell University Law School

Copyright Basics From the US Copyright Office -- Basic definitions, terms and limitations of protection.

Copyright section from Catholic University -- a compendium of recent legislation, judicial decisions and the like pertaining to copyright law. Excellent for keeping up with new developments.

NAFTA -- Intellectual Property -- US Obligations under Chapter 17 of NAFTA -- from MIT

World Intellectual Property Treaties From the World Intellectual Property Organization (U.N.) -- the text of various international treaties.

Copyright Renewal Database -- from Stanford University

Copyright Clearance Center -- These folks help simplify the process of getting permissions. They also have links to many sites with copyright information

Learning Cyberlaw in Cyberspace -- a pretty succinct overview of the principles of copyright by Stacey Dogan at Northeastern U.

The Copyright Website -- A well organized site endeavoring to "provide real world, practical and relevant copyright information ...". Includes lots of famous copyright infringments showing (with auditory and visual examples) why George Harrison and Warner Brothers were "busted."  A good compendium of examples of why copyright law is counter-intuitive.

American Law Review -- copyright summary -- important essays on several subjects

When Works Pass into the Public Domain A widely referenced chart from Lolly Gassaway, Director of the Law Library at UNC.

Coalition CNI-COPYRIGHT Forum -- Hosted by ARL/Educause's Coalition for Networked Information, this site presents the archives of several years of discussion by legal and academic experts (and others) of the numerous issues involved in establishing national policy in the advent of the electronic age.

Copyown -- "a resource on copyright ownership for the higher education community". It includes pointers to various College and University policies.

Linking rights (by Brad Templeton, this "frames" the issue of when it is allowable to link in a reasonable context.)

Legality and imagery -- imagery, the web and the law -- various links

Related legal material

Recent Supreme Court Decisions -- from Cornell University Law School

US Constitution -- from Cornell University Law School

Directory of electronic case law -- from Electronic Freedom Foundation