Michael Schwartz Library
Virtual Reference Desk: Copyright Resources
Cleveland State University Resources
Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University
Certain resources may be available only on campus or by remote authentication.
- Catalog Search for Materials on Copyright: Subject search for Copyright. You can limit your search by material types such as e-books. If you are limiting by material type book, you may want to sort results by reverse date.
- Research Guides: A search of the Library's Research Guides that deal with copyright.
- Center for Media & Social Impact: Best Practices: A series of guides on fair use in different media.
- Center for the Study of the Public Domain: Bound by Law? Graphic novel about copyright.
- Copyright - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues: American Library Association. Includes tools and links to international copyright information.
- Copyright and Fair Use: Stanford University site which reports on copyright, includes a page with useful tools.
- Copyright & Intellectual Property Policies: From the Association of Research Libraries.
- Copyright and Primary Sources: Teaching resources on copyright from the Library of Congress. Includes basic explanation, classroom assignments and links to other sources.
- Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis - Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities [PDF]: From Proquest.
- Copyright Clearance Center: Helps organizations comply with U.S. copyright law through its collective licensing programs.
- Copyright Term and the Public Domain (Cornell University): Provides date ranges (term) for different types of materials.
- Crash Course in Copyright: A LibGuide from the University of Texas that covers how ownership of copyrighted materials works, what is fair use, alternatives to fair use, and when and how to get permission to use someone else's materials. Also includes a copyright tutorial.
- Creative Commons: Provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work on conditions of your choice.
- Using Copyrightable Materials: From the University of Minnesota Libraries' Copyright Services, it includes some helpful tools such as:
- 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
- Trademark, Patent or Copyright?: From the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it includes basic information and links out to other pages on the site, including a page on intellectual property.
- U.S. Copyright Law: From the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University.
- United States Copyright Office: Provides links to texts on copyright law and an access point for registering a copyright.