Copyright & Intellectual Property Resources


American Library Association: Distance Education and the TEACH Act
Information on copyright legislation, including the TEACH Act, that is related to distance education


Copyright Clearance Center
CCC is the place to go to get copyright permissions for course materials. Create your own account, log on to request permissions, and the clearance center will let you know if any royalties are due.


Copyright Guidelines and Resources
Copyright basics and information about teaching with copyrighted resources from the University of Louisville


Intellectual Property Law Server
The Intellectual Property Law Server contains an abundance of patent, copyright, and trademark news and information.

International Trademark Association
The ITA site gives you everything you'll ever need to know about trademarks.

Know Your Copy Rights
This website from the Association of Research Libraries provides information on: fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes. For faculty, there are separate FAQs for the live classroom and the online environment that provide very specific guidelines


The Copyright Website
The Copyright Website gives famous examples of copyright violators, their cases, and prosecution. It also includes a useful section to help you design a webpage that will be copyright compliant!

United States Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office gives you the latest info on new legislation as well as copyright basics. Go to this site if you want to register your own copyright.

University of Texas Crash Course in Copyright
The Crash Course website is a great resource and the best one to work with if you want to understand compliance issues and what to do.