Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians by Carrie Russell
This comprehensive guide addresses
copyright issues, including fair use, the TEACH Act, the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act, Internet-related issues, and advocacy in an accessible yet
Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators by Kenneth Crews
This reference book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of current copyright law, helping them educators and librarians keep abreast of changes in copyright law and fair use.
The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler
Benkler reviews the changing nature of knowledge production in contemporary society and argues that communications networks are reshaping our understanding of the concepts of intellectual property and the economics of information.
Lessig argues that copyright in the United States has become unbalanced, favoring the interests of large corporations over the interests of users and would-be creators.
Change of State by Sandra Braman
This book provides an examination of the field of information policy, with attention to issues of intellectual property, privacy, and the First Amendment.
This engaging documentary by Kembrew McLeod
explores how intellectual property laws are used as tools of censorship,
restricting the public's access to information.
These free podcasts feature Professor Kenneth Crews explaining fair use principles in detail in an engaging way.
The Center for Social Media at American University showcases and analyzes strategies to use media as creative tools for public knowledge and action. They have conducted extensive work on fair use for creative communities.
The Program on Intellectual Property and Information Justice at American University's Washington College of Law conducts research and advocacy work on intellectual property issues and prepares students to be effective and thoughtful legal practitioners and scholars.
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that has developed a new licensing model that allows creators to specify which rights they wish to reserve in order to promote sharing of creative work.
Association of Research Libraries is a nonprofit organization of research libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions. They provide information about Intellectual property and fair use as part of its core mission.
Codes of Best Practices for Creative Communities
Documentary filmmakers created, through their professional associations, a clear, easy-to-understand statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use.
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) created this Statement of Best Practices for film scholars and professors to clarify some of the issues concerning the use of media for teaching and scholarship.
This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education clarifies educators' and learners' rights to use copyrighted materials in building students' critical thinking and communications skills.