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COLL-220 Research Methods and Information Resources: Copyright and Fair Use

Spring 2016

Read about copyright basics

Copyright & Fair Use Quick Guide  from Columbia University

This chart by Cornell University is essential for determining what material has fallen into the Public Domain, and is now free to use without copyright restrictions. 

 

Copyright duration chart

This chart by Cornell University is essential for determining what material has fallen into the Public Domain. 

Copyright alternatives

Information about Creative Commons Licenses (providing an alternative for authors, Creative Commons Licensing allows users to freely re-distribute a work as long as the author is acknowledged).

Open Access: free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. See the SPARC website for more information. 

For further exploration

  1. Great copyright resource created by NYU Libraries. Go to the Images Tab for a list of Public Domain/Free Use Image Resources
  2. Best Practices for Re-using Content in Filmmaking (by Washington U.'s Center for Media and Social Impact)