Copyright Tools

Copyright Compliance Made Simple: Six Rules for Course Design [pdf]
This short pamphlet distills copyright law into six rules organized around how faculty members actually create and deliver courses. Whether in a traditional bricks and mortar class room or via an online learning management system, these six rules guide you through the maze of copyright law in the information age. Each rule is followed by practical suggestions to make the process even easier

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