This webpage is intended to provide information about copyright which will enhance the understanding of faculty, staff and students at Southwestern College and provide guidelines for using and creating copyrighted material. The information presented here is intended for informational purposes only and should NOT be construed as legal advice.
- U.S. Copyright Office
The homepage of the United States Copyright Office includes sections on "Copyright Basics" and a list of "Frequently Asked Questions". The Copyright Office allows for on-line copyright registration through CORDS, the Copyright Office Electronic Registration, Recordation & Deposit System.
- American Library Association
This site, entitled "Copyright" discusses issues for libraries and copyright in the digital age, the 2003 copyright agenda, news, etc. It is maintained by the American Library Association.
- BYU Copyright Tutorial
This is a 30 minute tutorial that teaches the basics of Fair Use and Copyright.
- Copyright Information and Education Initiative at University of Minnesota Libraries
This site provides a comprehensive and in depth survey of copyright issues in teaching and research for the higher education community.
- Purdue University
This site is filled with resources and clear explanations, as well as information for instructors in face-to-face and virtual classroom settings.
- Stanford University Copyright and Fair Use page
Provides access to a broad range of materials including information about multimedia use and a collection of primary legal resources.
- University of Texas
This is the University of Texas System's Crash Course in Copyright.
- University System of Georgia
An online guide to Understanding Copyright and Educational Fair Use. This site includes the copyright policy and guidelines for electronic reserves and fair use for the University of Georgia.
Copyright Law & Legislation
- U.S. Copyright Law
Copyright as codified in Title 17 of the U.S. Code.
- Copyright Law Resources
A list of web links on copyright law from the University of Michigan.
- New and Pending Copyright Legislation
Maintained by the U.S. Copyright Office, provides access to legislation from Congress.
Music and Video Copyright Guidelines
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
A guide by the Center for Social Media offers legal advice and acceptable practices for the fair use of copyrighted materials in higher education.
- Music Library Association Guidelines
Includes a searchable and browsable FAQ file, guidelines and copyright news.
- Performance of or Showing Films in the Classroom
A report from the American Library Association on copyright and showing films in class.
Multimedia Library Guidelines
- Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia
Document from the Conference on Fair Use.
- SUL: Fair Use and Multimedia
A series of web links from Stanford University.