Copyright Resources

Want to know more about copyright?  

You will find general information, checklists, and tutorials under the Guides & Best Practices tab, including our Toolkit for Becoming the Copyright Expert at Your Library. 

The Professional Development tab lists conferences, workshops, and other training opportunities.  

If you are looking for music, images, and other materials that you can use without worrying about copyright infringement, the Find Content tab offers some suggestions.  


Toolkit Resources from "Becoming the Copyright Expert at Your Library"

TLA 2017 pre-Conference, Wednesday April 19th, 2017 :


TXLA 2017 Slides: "Dealing With Your Institution's Lawyers" (Kevin Smith)


TXLA 2017 Slides: "What Are Creative Commons Licenses?" (Stephanie Towery)


TXLA 2017 Slides: "Coloring in the Lines: Using Creative Commons Resources" (Naomi Bates)

 

( Naomi's curated list of sites:  http://tinyurl.com/cclistly )

 


A Framework for Analyzing Any U.S. Copyright Problem:

https://lib.calpoly.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/copyright_five_questions.pdf

 

7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons:

https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7023.pdf


Creative Commons Site:

https://creativecommons.org/

 

What Faculty Need to Know About Copyright for Teaching:

https://www.american.edu/library/documents/upload/Copyright_for_Teaching.pdf


ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use:

http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdf


CMSI Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use:

http://cmsimpact.org/codes-of-best-practices/


Copyright Term and the Public Domain:

http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm


Fair Use Evaluator:

http://librarycopyright.net/resources/fairuse/


Fair Use Checklist:

https://copyright.columbia.edu/basics/fair-use/fair-use-checklist.html


Additional Guides


 

Digital Information Law, Gretchen McCord

http://www.digitalinfolaw.com/resources

http://digitalinfolaw.com/resources/free-learning-resources-2/

Blog

Bare Bones of Fair Use

 

CHEER: Copyright in Higher Education Elements Resources.

http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cheer/

A partnership between Furman University, Clemson University, and the University of South Carolina. This is an online repository of reusable works related to copyright in higher education, covering the areas of: Scholarly Communication, Copyright in the Library, Copyright Law and Application, Continuing Education and Copyright, Copyright Across Campus

Texas State University

 http://guides.library.txstate.edu/copyright

 Texas State Fair Use Checklist

 

 Copyright Crash Course, Georgia Harper (University of Texas-Austin)

 http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/

 Crash Course Tutorial

 Copyright in the Library

 Access to Digital Course Materials

 

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center

 http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

 Charts and Tools

 Fairly Used Blog

 

Duke University, Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communications, Kevin Smith

 http://library.duke.edu/about/depts/scholcomm

 Scholarly Communications @ Duke Blog

 Scholarly Communications Toolkit

 

Columbia University, Copyright Advisory Office

 http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/

 Copyright Quick Guide

 

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, The Essential Copyright, Peggy Hoon

 http://copyright.uncc.edu/

 The Original TEACH Act Toolkit

 

 ALA CopyTalk Webinars


The OITP Copyright Education Subcommittee sponsors CopyTalk, a series of webinars on specific copyright topics that include orphan works, mass digitization, international copyright developments, pending and recent copyright court cases, the copyright implications of new technologies, and more.

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/pp/pub/copytalk

 

Best Practices


Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship

http://www.jcel-pub.org/

Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI)
http://www.cmsimpact.org/

Fair Use Best Practices

 

Association of Research Libraries

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

United States Copyright Office

http://www.copyright.gov/

Law and Policy

Law

Regulations

Policy Reports

Publications

Circulars

Factsheets

Forms

Searching Records and FAQs








The websites listed below provide resources that are out of copyright or are available with permission to reuse (for example, materials licensed using Creative Commons).


copyrightfriendly

Images


Flickr

Images and video. You can also search by Creative Commons license.

 

Freesound

Creative commons site for sounds (sound effects)

 

Google Advanced

Limit your search by Creative Commons license.


Incompetech

Royalty-free music

 

Internet Archive

Downloadable images, movies, text, Music, and more.

 

 

Ipernity

Be sure to search for images with appropriate Creative Commons license.

 

Jamendo

Creative Commons music


Joshwoodward.com

Original music licensed as Creative Commons 4.0 attribution

 

MorgueFile

Images can be used without attribution; no stand-alone use (images cannot be able to be downloaded independent of context)

 

Pexels

Free stock photos

 

 

Pixabay

Images and video (uploaded under CC0 - dedicated to the public domain)

 

Public Domain and Royalty-Free Music


Purple Planet Music


Royalty-free music

 

SoundBible

Royalty free sound effects

 

stock.xchng

Find images here.

Site requires free registration.


unsplash.com

free, high-resolution photos


photosforclass.com

Creative Commons photos for school


Videezy

Free HD stock footage


Wikimedia

Access video, audio and images. Almost all images are under some type of free license. Click on an image to see the information page for that image.

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Created on Jan 21, 2016 | Last updated July 06, 2017