January 3, 2011

Is It Protected By Copyright?

Unsure whether a work is protected under copyright or is available in the public domain?

Check out the nifty slider in which tells you the copyright status by year and whether permission is needed. The slider is published by Michael Brewer & the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

Cornell University offers more detail in its table, Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States. It is organized by Type of Work and Copyright Term.

Hat tip to my colleague Nancy Paul and Luther College.

April 30, 2009

A Fair(y) Use Tale - Copyright Explained by an Unwitting Cast of Familiar Characters

From Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society:

Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University created this humorous, yet informative, review of copyright principles delivered through the words of the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.

I thought that this was great - a nice little lesson on copyright delivered in a fun, albeit ironic, fashion. Thanks to my husband for passing it on to me.