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  • Center for Media and Social Impact - Fair Use - "The Center for Media & Social Impact at American University, formerly the Center for Social Media, is an innovation lab and research center that studies, designs, and showcases media for social impact. Focusing on independent, documentary and public media, the Center bridges boundaries between scholars, producers and communication practitioners across media production, media impact, public policy and audience engagement."
  • Copyright & Fair Use - A guide created by the Stanford University Libraries.
  • Copyright Exposed:  Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright - In this short video, "Detective Cop E. Wright solves the mystery of what's fair use of other people's stuff and how to protect your own creations."
  • The Copyright Primer - An introduction to issues concerning copyright ownership and use of information. The interactive tutorial overviews the underlying principles behind copyright in the United States, outlines the requirements for copyright protection as well as discusses the parameters of use and access of copyrighted material.
  • Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web - "This document's purpose is to help faculty, students and staff make informed decisions before using materials in the classroom, for course reserves, or the Internet or World Wide Web."
  • Creative Commons - "Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright."
  • Creative Commons: Get Creative - A short video on how you can create a Creative Commons license for work you want to share with others.
  • UC Copyright - Focuses on the copyright law, especially "the rights accorded them under the copyright law, particularly now in light of new technologies and laws that challenge long-standing educational and library exemptions and interpretations."
  • United States Copyright Office - "Here you will find information and updates about our upcoming online registration option and other news about reengineering; all our key publications including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; a link to our online copyright records cataloged since 1978; news of what the Office is doing, including business process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony, and press releases; our latest regulations; and much more."
Revised  July 23, 2014
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