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This guide provides information and CCC resources on the topic of copyright.




American Library Association Fair Use Guidelines

Fair use is the exception to the rights granted by copright law to the author of a creative work. Learn more about the four factors of fair use here.

Copyright Clearance Center

A not-for-profit organization providing collective copyright licensing services to help organizations comply with the U.S. Copyright Law, ease permission burdens and consilidate payments for rights holders.

Copyright Flowchart

A flowchart for determining when U.S. copyright in fixed works expires.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States digital rights management (DRM law enacted October 28, 1998.) The intent behind DMCA was to create an updated version of copyright laws to deal with the special challenges of regulating digital material.

Fair Use Evaluator

To help you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under he U.S. Copyright Code.


The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was the production of discussion and negotiation among academic institutions, publishers, library organizations and Congress with the Purpose of balancing the perspectives of both copyright owners and content users, and provide guidance for today's academic institutions.

U.S. Copyright Office

A source for a wide range of copyright information. Includes brochures, circulars and fact sheets. Links to the full text of the U.S. Copyright Law are included.