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"Perhaps no topic in England has excited more discussion, among literary and talented men, than that of the literary property of authors." Justice M'Lean delivering the Court's opinion in Wheaton v. Peters, 33 U.S. (8 Pet.) 591 (1834).

Your Perspective

Do you agree with the following statement?

"Copyright laws favor industry too strongly."

Your Perspective
Agree very strongly: 6 votes (50%)
Agree: 2 votes (16.67%)
Neither agree nor disagree: 1 votes (8.33%)
Disagree: 3 votes (25%)
Disagree very atrongly: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 12

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Center for Intellectual Property (UMUC)

Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment, University of Maryland University College.

UMUC’s Center for Intellectual Property provides resources for university educators on copyright and academic integrity.  The site includes academic integrity tutorials for students and faculty at CIP’s Virtual Academic Integrity Laboratory. 

Center for the Study of the Public Domain

Center for the Study of the Public Domain

The Center for the Study of the Public Domain was founded to promote scholarship on the public domain and its importance to science and culture.  The Center advocates a more balanced intellectual property system.  The Center’s site includes informational resources including a copyright law basics comic book entitled Tales from the Public Domain: BOUND BY LAW?

Copyright & Fair Use in Documentary Film

Copyright & Fair Use in Documentary Film

The Center for Social Media, American University, School of Communications’ Fair Use and Free Speech Resources pages focuses on fair use issues affecting independent and documentary filmmakers.  The site includes a link to Documentary Filmmaker's Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use.

Copyright Clearance Center, Tools and Guidelines

 Copyright Clearance Center, Tools and Guidelines

The Copyright Clearance Center, a not-for-profit company offering collective copyright licensing services.  Its Tools and Guidelines page makes advice on best practices available for Using Course Management Systems, Using Electronic Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and the TEACH Act.

Crash Course in Copyright

Crash Course in Copyright

This online guide to copyright basics was created by Georgia Harper, Attorney, Intellectual Property Section, The University of Texas System, Office of General Counsel. The site includes useful Fair Use Rules of Thumb established to guide UT educators.

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Robert Berry
Robert Berry

Research Librarian, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Ryan-Matura Library, Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Avenue

Fairfield, CT 06825

Telephone: 203-365-4842

Staying Current

GPO Access

Look up bills, congressional testimony, etc.

Find proposed rule changes and track/submit comments.

Hint: you may get more relevant results by using the advanced search screen and selecting Copyright Office or Copyright Royalty Board.

The National Association of College and University Attorneys, Legal Reference Service Documents

NACUA’s site features selected judicial decisions and other documents relevant to universities, including current copyright cases.