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- Sample Permission
Letters. Samples of letters used for obtaining permission
from a copyright owner from Indiana University. Includes sample language
to use for a wide variety of material, including handouts, audio-visual
material, and electronic materials.
- Sample Agreement
for the Production of Distance Learning Course Materials (sample
Agreement between a Department or School and an instructor) from Indiana
University. Includes also a sample cover letter.
Vendor Agreement (in Word format).
A generic vendor agreement that contains Work for Hire and other
Instructional Materials. Information on
ownership of instructional materials from the University of Wisconsin.
& Fair Use in the Classroom, Internet, and Web. This
site from Maryland University College includes general information,
as well as a very useful review of guidelines for using images and computer
Pictures, Photos, Photographs, or Photography. Outlines
some legal traps involving copyright and images, particularly for using
images on a websites.
Training and Online Education. Articles about copyright
and fair use issues, including rights regarding the work of students,
school policies, and fair use in online courses.
Technology, and the Law. Simple question-and-answer site
addressing software, videos, and the Internet.
Law for Distance Learning. University of Texas System
Uses of Protected Works. IPSE - Information on copyright
and distance education
Use and Multimedia. Information from the copyright and
fair use site at Stanford on the use of multimedia.
Copyright Office Guidelines. Guidelines for fair use by
educators and students, including sections on frequently asked questions,
publications, international copyright issues, pending changes, and many
- 10 Big Myths About
Copyright Explained. A reference on common copyright myths.
Crash Course in Copyright. From the University of Texas,
this quick course offers background, helpful advice, and links.
Management Center. Wide variety of resources about copyright
in general and its importance to higher education from Indiana University-Purdue
& Fair Use site at Stanford. Including links to laws
and standards and the current status of pending copyright actions.
Property and Copyright Use Collection. An index of copyright
resources from the American Distance Education Consortium.
Copyright Website. A site by a corporate attorney with
a special interest in intellectual property, this presents a well-organized
introduction to copyright fundamentals and cases.
Property Policies for a New Learning Environment. Discussion
from The Pew Learning and Technology Symposium (February 2000) examining
issues arising from the commercialization of the work of professors
and universities, including recommendations for developing university
CNI-COPYRIGHT Forum. This forum on general copyright issues
features an open archive of previous postings, as well as the opportunity
to join the list.
Mailing List. This is a moderated list from the Yale University
Library, Commission on Preservation & Access and the Council on
Library Resources that is designed for the discussion of issues related
to the licensing of digital information by academic and research libraries.