Annotated Links: Copyright

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This online game is designed to apply the knowledge and techniques presented in our online Micromodule: Copyright.
As the site claims, "Everythingthe history fo copyright law in the US. Also includes information about plagiarism and tools to check plagiarism.
Recommended by Grace Coleman, this page has information about Advertising, Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks, including lots of links to information in each category.
The Copyright Clearance Center specializes in helping users obtain permission to use copyrighted materials. Their web site also contains a selected list of Internet resources on copyright issues.
Copyright and Fair Use offers an extensive listing of web documents and sites dealing with copyright issues, compiled by the Stanford University Library.
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. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved". A Creative Commons license allows authors to craft the rights they want to share, without putting all of their work into the public domain.
This site presents an alternative point of view about copyright. From the website: " was founded to spread awareness of how today's copyright system hurts artists and audiences alike, and shackles the Internet to a distribution model designed around the limitations of the printing press. Copyright subsidizes distribution, not creation; it was designed in an age when distribution costs were the main obstacle in making works accessible to the public."
This convenient Classroom Copyright Chart (also available in .pdf format) lists many of the situations we all face when making Copyright and Fair Use decisions.
Copyright Law in the Electronic Environment presents an extensive and readable overview of the major terms and concepts related to copyright issues in education.
Joyce Valenza sums up the feelings so many of us have as we try to do the right thing in a confusing world of shifting perspectives on copyright. Joyce provides a superb extensive list of well chosen links to copyright resources.
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