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Copyright: Resources & Further Research

Web Resources

Association of Research Libraries, Authors and Their Rights web page.

Bailey, Charles W. Authorʹs Rights, Tout de Suite. Digital Scholarship, 2008.

Copyright Crash Course, University of Texas Libraries, by Georgia Harper.

Copyright FAQs at Stanford University provides clear answers to common copyright questions.

Carroll, Michael. “Complying with the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy: Copyright Considerations and Options (Feb 2008).

Creative Commons - provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. Two videos that explain the CC philosophy: Get Creative, and A Shared Culture

Newman, Paul. "Copyright Essentials for Linguists." Language, Documentation & Conservation. Volume 1, Number 1 (June 2007).

The Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine: this will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.

Scholarly Communications Toolkit, complied by Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications @ Duke. Includes sample letters, release forms, and licenses, and information on when you can digitize information to use in a course management system (TEACH ACT).

Seizing the Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights in the Digital Age is a report, prepared by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, calling for authors to use their leverage to negotiate licensing agreements that maximize access to and dissemination of their work.

Suber, Peter. Balancing Author and Publisher Rights, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #110, June 2, 2007.

Smith, Kevin L. Managing Copyright for NIH Public Access: Strategies to Ensure Compliance. ARL: A Bimonthly Report no. 258 (June 2008).

U.S. Copyright Office. Includes copyright basics, FAQ, and how to register to copyright.

Visual Resources Association: Statement on the fair use of images for teaching, research, and study.

Willinsky, John. “Copyright,” in The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. The MIT Press. 2005.

Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) fo the HathiTrust Digital Library (in development)

Resources at the University of Iowa


Copyright : examples and explanations
Call Number: Main Library KF2995 .M35 2009

Copyright Law in a Nutshell
Location: Law Reserve KF2994 .L3 2008
On order for Main Library (9/19/11)

Copyright Law: Protection of Original Expression
Call Number: Law Library KF2994 .H33 2010

Intellectual Property: The Law of Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks
Call Number: Law Reserve KF2980 .S3 2003
On order for Main Library (9/19/11)

Intellectual Property: Examples & Explanations
Call Number: Main Library KF2980 .M42 2009

Copyright Journals and Newsletters

BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily. (UI Law access only)

BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal. 1st Floor KF3091.A3 P37 (UI Law access only for online version)

. 2nd Floor K9 .D348 (UI access only for online version)
Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
2nd Floor K10 .O905