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5 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Copyright Law

U.S. Copyright Law U.S. Copyright Law has so many “nooks and crannies” that it is difficult for those who create, publish and share content to understand just what’s legal and what is not. Below are U.S. copyright law concepts that […]

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Developing a copyright policy

Developing a Copyright Policy

Developing a Copyright Compliance Policy or Guidelines for Your Library or Organization A copyright compliance policy or guidelines can serve a variety of functions, from determining who owns works

5 essential facts about fair use in the U.S. Copyright Act

5 Essential Facts About Fair Use

Fair use is a much discussed and often misunderstood doctrine in the U.S. Copyright Act. You do not need to be an expert in copyright law to understand

Copyright and U.S. government materials

Copyright Laws in U.S. Government Works

U.S. Government Works: Not All in the Public Domain The U.S. Copyright Act clearly states that copyright protection in the United States is not available for any work of

Syllabus for eTutorial: Developing A Copyright Policy or Guidelines

Complete a draft Copyright Policy or Guidelines in the 8 lessons in this unique, practical course. Next offering: October 14 - 30, 2015. Syllabus is below. Register now and

Syllabus for eTutorial: U.S. Copyright Law for Canadians

This new course was offered for the first time in February 2015. Register. Next offering: November 12 – 18, 2015. Description of eTutorial U.S. Copyright Law for Canadians (USC) USC

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Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

U.S. Government Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization In June 2015, the U.S. Government issued a comprehensive report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization. The report addresses two

International Copyright Law

U.S. Copyright Law for Canadians

At first glance, U.S. and Canadian copyright law appear to have many similarities, but these two countries also have some important differences in their copyright law. Understanding those

Copyright in 2014 and 2015

Happy New Year! On a personal level, 2014 was a major career change for me. After eighteen years of publishing and editing The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter, I

New Websites for Canadian + U.S. Copyright Offices

Although copyright registration is voluntary in Canada and the U.S., each country has an online and "offline" registration system, a database of registered documents, and offers a website

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