General Rules to Live By

For a clear description of basic copyright fair use in plain language visit Janice Walker's Intellectual Property in the Information Age: A Classroom Guide to Copyright.

You may also find the University of Texas's Four Factor Fair Use Test helpful to get you started.

Thorndike Library Materials

  • Copyrights and Copywrongs Z 642 .V35 2003
  • The Illustrated Story of Copyright KF 2994 .S26 2002
  • Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity KF 2979 .L47 2005
  • Who Controls the Internet? HM 851 .G65 2006
  • Copyright Law on Campus KF 3030.1 .L56 2003
  • Understanding open source and free software licensing K 1443 .C6 S7 2004

Check Thorncat for more materials on copyright.

Information on the Web

University of Texas
Crash Course in Copyright

Indiana University
Copyright Management Center

Cornell University
Copright Information Center

University of Maryland University College
Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web

United States Copyright Office

Cornell University Law School
U.S. Code: Title 17 Copyrights
(The actual Copyright Law codified)