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Keep up-to-date on current issues regarding intellectual property law!
Resources for General Information on US Copyright Law
Additional Reading on Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright Staff will continually update this list to reflet the most relevant copyright information for our students and faculty.
Baldwin, Peter. The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle. Princeton U. Press, 2014.
A trans-atlantic account of the 300-year history of intellectual property disputes. The first survey of its kind, and an important text for those wishing to undestand today's copyright conflicts.
Boyle, James. The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind. Yale Univeristy Press, 2008.
Boyle's invaluable book champions the Creative Commons movement and criticizes increasingly stringent intellectual property law in the United States. Available from the bookseller of your choosing.
Cambridge University Press et. al. v. Patton et. al.
Known informally as the "Georgia State Case," the judge found that in most cases, scanning small portions of textbooks for inclusion in library Electronic Reserves was considered "Fair" under copyright law.
Garrett, Jennifer, ed. "New Fair Use Guidance for Online Educators." A Magna Publications White Paper, 2013.
Outlines several key cases in regards to deciding what is and is not considered Fair Use in online education. You will be charged a fee to download this paper.
Licensing Journal. Aspen Publishers, Inc.
American journal containing articles and research on intellectual property news. Available through our APUS' Business Source Complete Database. Issues from 1999-present.
Strong, William S. The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide, 6th ed. The MIT Press, 2014.
The updated edition of this standby contains information regarding copyright in the internet age in addition to its original content. Easy reading for those not well-versed in copyright law.
Resources for Creative Commons Material
Resources for creative commons materials on the web:
Public Domain Resources
The following are excellent resources for Public Domain text, image, audio, and video files. Please note: there may be some items included within these resources that are not in the Public Domain.