This Flash presentation "combines Lawrence Lessig's original 243-slide
presentation (on the current state of intellectual property and its ramifications
on creativity and culture) timed against the audio of his OSCON 2002 keynote
address. He says this will be his last lecture on this subject.
Benedict O'Mahoney is a corporate attorney with a special interest in
intellectual property. His copyright site is a well organized introduction
to copyright fundamentals and interesting cases. Webbuilders will find
his sections on World Wide Web issues, Newsgroups and Electronic News
This center, "on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis ... provide access to a wide variety of resources about copyright
in general and its importance to higher education, including a variety
of other pages dealing with the subject of copyright. You can learn more
about ... copyright policies and standards, and about copyright interpretations
as applied to particular situations that a professor, librarian, or student
may encounter. Topics of particular interest include fair use and distance
This site provided by Georgia Harper of the University of Texas system
proves that Molly Ivens isn't the only Texan with a sense of humor. Easy
to understand and well organized information on fair use, multimedia,
online presentations and other copyright puzzles.
Topics: Commerce, CyberCrimes, Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Property,
Privacy, Other CyberSpace Law Resources, General Legal Resources, General
Internet Information. Webweaver: Stacy Stern, Harvard Law School grad
who also maintains Cyber Squirrel
"Created in 1995, the DFC is a unique collaboration of many of
the nation's leading non-profit educational, scholarly, library and consumer
groups, together with major commercial trade associations representing
leaders in the consumer electronics, telecommunications, computer and
network access industries. Thus, the DFC membership represents both the
owners and users of intellectual property."
Current attempts to ammend the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to deal
with fair use and distance education. There are 4 versions of Bill Number
S.487 for the 107th Congress from Thomas: Legislative Information on
the Internet (Library of Congress). For a
short summary see the American Association of University Professors
description and for the opposing view, see a
press release from the Association of American Publishers.
"These guidelines do not represent a legal document, nor are they legally
binding. They do represent an agreed upon interpretation of the fair use
provisions of the Copyright Act by the overwhelming majority of institutions
and organizations affected by educational multimedia."
"This primer will help you understand the legal issues in developing and
distributing multimedia works. It is based on the Multimedia Law Handbook
from Ladera Press, which has been endorsed by the Interactive Multimedia
J. Dianne Brinson and Mark F. Radcliffe arote this primer to help you
understand the legal issues in developing and distributing multimedia works.
It is based on the Multimedia Law Handbook from Ladera Press.
A "not-for-profit organization created at the suggestion of Congress to
help organizations like yours comply with U.S. copyright law. Through its
collective licensing programs, CCC provides authorized users with a lawful
means for making photocopies from its repertoire of more than 1.75 million
One stop shopping for access to statutes, judicial opinions, regulations,
treaties and conventions, current legislation, cases and issues, fair use
and multimedia, NII legislation and information, Michigan Document Services
Case & Coursepacks. This site is sponsored by the Council on Library Resources,
FindLaw Internet Legal Resources and the Stanford University Libraries and
Academic Information Resources.
"Created in 1995, the DFC is a unique collaboration of many of the nation's
leading non-profit educational, scholarly, library and consumer groups,
together with major commercial trade associations representing leaders in
the consumer electronics, telecommunications, computer and network access
industries." Contents: Current news and background information about copyright
and intellectual property legislation, comparisons of bills, suggested communications
to legislators and a basic tutorial on copyright terms like "Fair Use,"
"Temporary Copies ," "First Sale, " etc.
A "resource for designers of electronic reserves systems." Discussion
group links; Web pages demonstrating software with electronic reserves applications;
Compilations, Faculty Projects, Miscellaneous Links; examples; course reserve
sites; Forms related to Course Reserves; and copyright information links
Atlantic Monthy's Charles C. Mann proclaims intellectual property
as "the primary product of the Information Age" and, "[b]ecause
copyright is the mechanism for establishing ownership, it is increasingly
seen as the key to wealth in the Information Age." This article provides
readers with a rich history and background of copyright as well as laying
out some of the issues to be solved for the digital age.
"The WATCH File ... is a database containing primarily, but not exclusively,
the names and addresses of copyright holders or contact persons for authors
and artists whose archives are housed, in whole or in part, in libraries
and archives in North America and the United Kingdom. ... WATCH is a joint
project of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University
of Texas at Austin and the University of Reading Library, Reading, England,....
Completed at Paris on May 4, 1896, revised at Berlin on November 13, 1908,
completed at Berne on March 20, 1914, and revised at Rome on June 2, 1928,
at Brussels on june 26, 1948, at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and at Paris
on July 24, 1971; and amended on October 2, 1979.