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Guide to Patents, Trademarks and Copyright: Copyright Info

Are you an inventor? Interested in obtaining a copyright for your work? Check out this guide. Source: Newark Public Library

Recommended Print Resources

Here are some books you might want to consider looking at:

0967457971Literary law guide for authors : copyright, trademark, and contracts in plain language - Tonya M. Evans
Call Number: 343.73 EV
ISBN: 0967457971




1564145123Copyright plain & simple - Cheryl Besenjak
Call Number: 346.73 BE
ISBN: 1564145123





1413308937The Copyright handbook - Stephen Fishman
Call Number: 346.7304 CO 10th ed.
ISBN: 1413308937




1413317219The Public Domain : How to Find & Use Copyright - Free Writings, Music, Art, & More - Stephen Fishman (Abridged by)
Call Number: 346.7304 FI
ISBN: 1413317219




0470339454Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks for Dummies - Dummies Press Staff; John Buchaca; Henri J. A. Charmasson
Call Number: 346.73 CH
ISBN: 0470339454




idiots copyrightsThe Pocket Idiot's Guide to Copyrights - Robert J. Frohwein; Greg B. Smith; Gregory Scott Smith
Call Number: 346.73 FR
ISBN: 1592572286





General Copyright info

United States Copyright Office: Library of Congress

This official site for the United States Copyright Office includes general information, official notices, copyright laws, applications and answers to frequently asked questions.

U.S. Copyright Office Forms

Official site for printable and downloadable forms from the Copyright Office. You must have the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (r) installed on your computer to view and print the forms. Some forms can be filled in and submitted online.

How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work

General information about searching copyrights from the Copyright Office. The databases require telnet.

Copyright Clearing Center, Inc.

Formed in 1978, the CCC is the largest licenser of photocopy reproduction rights. The site allows researchers to browse various databases containing U.S. copyrights.

Cornell Copyright Information Center: Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

This table lists copyright terms and when works become part of the public domain.

Creative Commons

Authors are given resources to offer licenses to others, as long as the original author receives credit for the creation.  

Digital Copyright Slider

Set the arrow at the correct date on the right side of the page and refer to the information provided in the windows to check if a work is protected by copyright.

General Copyright

From the American Library Association, a directory of links pertaining to copyright.

Public Domain Works Data Base

This site is an open registry of artistic works that are in the public domain.  Search by title or by the name of the creator of the work.

University of Texas: Copyright Crash Course

User-friendly copyright tutorial created by the staff at the University of Texas at Austin.

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