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Intellectual Property in the 21st Century
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American Association of Law Libraries: Copyright Committee

Details the work of the Committee and provides a link to its website, which contains publications and reports on copyright in law libraries.

American Library Association: Copyright and Intellectual Property

The ALA Washington Office page covers many areas, including: copyright basics; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; fair use guidelines for libraries; copyright issues for libraries, such as photocopying, preservation, and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA); copyright and distance education; copyright policies and copyright and the Internet. The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) page covers legislative and regulatory activity surrounding libraries and intellectual property. The OITP page also links to a separate page about UCITA.

Association of Research Libraries: Copyright and Intellectual Property Table of Contents

This page provides links to ARL and other resources on copyright and IP in libraries such as copyright legislation, court cases, the Conference on Fair Use (CONFU), and international activities.


Copyown: A Resource on Copyright Ownership for the Higher Education Community

A rich collection of resources on copyright and other forms of intellectual property created as an information resource for members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The policies section contains an alphabetical listing of copyright and other intellectual property policies of universities available on the Internet. "Resources" provides links to dozens of resources in many categories including technology transfer offices of AAU/ARL members, articles, reports from AAU/ARL committees and task forces, policy collections, and sample agreements among others. The "Copyright Tutorial" is listed as coming soon, but the "coming soon" page was last updated in January 2000.

Copyright and Fair Use: Stanford University Libraries

Well established as a premier resource for fair use information, this site continues to grow without becoming difficult to use. Links are categorized into primary materials, current legislation/cases/issues, Internet resources, and overviews of copyright law. The site is searchable and fully annotated.


Copyright, Intellectual Property Rights, and Licensing Issues

A simple bibliography of resources on the Internet with brief annotations. Contents include current awareness, reference, organizations, and others. There is also a quick link to Current Cites which creates an on-demand selective bibliography of articles on copyright and intellectual property. Current Cites is a librarian-annotated database of citations to print and electronic articles on information technology from 1994 to the present.

Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Fair Use Resources

This site consists of an annotated bibliography of sources for students and faculty on fair use of copyrighted materials. It includes information on how to obtain copying permissions, organizations, websites and other web resources on fair use and copyright.

IP resources on Copyright and Educators including Distance Learning

An extensive alphabetical listing of websites, courtesy of the Franklin Pierce Law Center IP Mall.

IFLA Information Policy: Copyright And Intellectual Property

This site provides an extensive bibliography of web resources on copyright, listings of periodicals and organizations, examples of copyright policies and information on copyright from around the world. Links to related topics in the IFLA website are also provided.



This resource hosted by Yale University should be every librarian's first stop for information about licensing digital information. Some of the gems in this page include a glossary of licensing terms, an extensive annotated bibliography on licensing, a library of publisher license agreements, and an annotated list of links. Information about the listserv LIBLICENSE-L as well as its archives is also available at this site.

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

A categorized bibliography of resources, primarily from 1990-present, devoted to the study of scholarly electronic publishing. Entries are linked to free sources on the Internet when available. The bibliography is searchable and may be accessed via three other methods: table of contents, downloaded in PDF or Word formats, or multiple windows. Relevant legal issues bibliographies include:

Intellectual Property Rights

License Agreements

Other Issues

Special Libraries Association: Copyright Web Sites

A listing of government, commercial and educational websites on copyright law.


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