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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 containing other useful copyright information. Each website is quite comprehensive though the […]

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Going to camp this summer? What about copyright boot camp?

While some of us spend the summer on the beach others take the time to get some extra credits - literally speaking. This summer I was both camp

Graduate Course in Copyright + Licensing, July 2014

The Copyright + Licensing Institute (click for further info) Please join us for a week long 3-credit course from July 7-11, 2014 at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. The course

WIPO World IP Day

U.S. Copyright Office Celebrates World IP Day

If you are passionate about movies and passionate about copyright law, this year the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) celebration of World Intellectual Property Day should be of great

U.S. Copyright Office Registration Fees

Registering Copyright Works with the U.S. Copyright Office Although not mandatory to obtain copyright protection in the U.S., many copyright owners register their works with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Library and Special Library Copyright Issues

Login. Library and Special Library Copyright Issues is the name of an online course beginning 3 April 2014 (ending 28 April 2014) through Special Libraries Association's Click University. There are 3 webinars

What librarians need to know about copyright law

5 Facts Librarians Must Know About Copyright Law

Librarians and information professionals are often seen as the gatekeepers to content. In that role, they also become interpreters of copyright law and licensing agreements. May I make one

Copyright Laws

Copyright Law for Librarians

Do libraries have different copyright laws than other institutions or organizations? And are nonprofit and for profit libraries treated differently in the eyes of the copyright law? Where

Small Claims Copyright Infringement

US Copyright Office Publishes Report on Copyright Small Claims

US Copyright Office After two years of study, the U.S. Copyright Office released its report on copyright small claims. The report sets out the high costs and challenges of

Piracy

Infringing Copy? Superman Man of Steel DVD

Superman Man of Steel was released on 12 June 2013 in the United States. A couple of weeks later I was on a family trip in Vietnam. One

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