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This site 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.

Copyright Links  -  Copyright Law & Legislation  -  Music and Video Copyright Guidelines  -  Multimedia Guidelines  -  TEACH Act

Copyright Links

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction
    This site is a "Linkography", a map of links and other selected resources about Copyright and Fair Use issues.
  • 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.
  • Washington State University Copyright Page
    There are six sections including "copyright fact series", "copyright article series", "copyright quizzes", as well as workshops, links, and "what's new".

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