Copyright Resources

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General Guides & Additional Resources

Copyright Chat Podcast (Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian)

Copyright Chat YouTube Channel (Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian)

Dissertation Embargoes

Your Dissertation: Public Access and Embargo Considerations (The University of Oklahoma University Libraries)

Fair Use

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry (Poetry Foundation)

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use in the Visual Arts (College Art Association)

Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research

Statement of Fair Use Best Pracices for Media Studies Publishing (Societ for Cinema and Media Studies)

Public Domain & Orphan Works

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States (Cornell Univrsity Library Copyright Information Center)

Museums that Give Away Open Access Images of Public Domain Work (Creative Law Center)

Orphan Works information and resources (Bentley University Library)

WATCH (Writers, Artists, and Their Copyright Holders) (Harry Ransom Center)

Licensing Organizations

Copyright Clearance Center

Publishers' Licensing Services

Copyright & Covid-19

Emergency Temporary Access Service (HathiTrust)

A Copyright Guide to Rapidly Shifting Your In-Person Class Online (The University of Illinois University Library)

ACRL Presents: Copyright for Campus Closures (Sara R. Benson, Copyright Librarian)