Copyright

NOTE:  The Library has many books on the subjects of copyright and plagiarism.  Be sure to visit the Sinclair Library Catalog to locate them.

There are several issues within copyright to consider:

Know your Copy Rights: Using copywrited works in academic settings.

Excellent resources for faculty from the Association of Research Libraries.

What is Copyright protection?
This page covers the basic definitions regarding copyrights. It has been written using the Berne Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Property (Berne Convention) as the main bibliographical source, and does not refer to the laws of any country in particular.

Curriculum, Technology, and Educational Reform (CTER): White Papers on Technology Issues for Educators
This resource features white papers written by teams of teachers and other K-12 personnel enrolled in a Masters program called CTER: Curriculum, Technology, and Educational Reform at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign in the spring of 1999. The topics covered include Access Issues; Credibility and Web Evaluation; Free Speech vs. Censorship; Privacy; Commercialism; Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Plagiarism; and Computer Crime and Technology Misuse.

Drafting a Faculty Copyright Ownership Policy
Great perspective on a topic of critical interest to everyone engaged in academic writing and research, but especially to those laboring ex officio. In an era when copyright is being rewritten and reconsidered in almost every field of endeavor, this article explores the ramifications of changing copyright agreements and expectations from the viewpoint of those writing on campus, as part of their work.

Copyright Search
The Copyright Office is pilot testing a new user interface designed for first-time or occasional users of their three databases: registered works, serials, and documents. Their Telnet system LOCIS will still be available, but this site should help novices search for copyrights more effectively.

Anti – piracy
A hot topic in the software industry is piracy, which means illegal copying or distribution of programs. A brief list of frequently asked questions addresses some general concerns, while the Copyright and Related Issues section gives much more specific information. Anti-piracy policies and initiatives are also discussed, including recommended practices for universities and corporate users.

University of California Copyright site
This site assembles a wide range of materials related to the use of copyrighted and public domain materials by individuals and educational institutions. The information on this site is intended as a guide to copyright in the academic setting and should not be construed as legal advice.

Campus Guide to Copyright Complience
Designed for academic institutions, this guide helps answer questions ranging from basic copyright law and fair use to the more complex topics of ILL and e-reserves. It also quizzes your knowledge on copyright.