Copyright Tools

Public Domain Slider
An easy to use tool to help determine whether a work has fallen into the public domain.

Exceptions for Instructors eTool
The U.S. Copyright Code provides for the educational use of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder under certain conditions. To find out if your intended use meets the requirements set out in the law, use this free, online tool.

Fair Use Evaluator
Helps you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code and can collect, organize & archive the information you might need to support a fair use evaluation.

Copyright Genie
Helps you find out if a work is covered by U.S. copyright, calculate the terms of its protection and collect the results of your search for your records.

Section 108 Spinner
Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Code allows libraries and archives, under certain circumstances, to make reproductions of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder.

Copyright Navigator
A digital annotated concept map of the fundamentals of U.S. Copyright Law