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United States: Intellectual Property

Copyrights

  • Copyright Management Center -- created for Indiana University and Purdue University-Indianapolis, the Center specifically addresses education needs, including topics on distance education, fair use for teaching and research, library issues, and special issues for media.
  • FA©E -- Friends of Active Copyright Education -- an initiative of the Copyright Society of the USA designed to provide a broad range of resources to foster and support copyright awareness. Myths and links are available in specialized areas of Moving & Still Images, Music, Words, Internet and International to educate creators and users of intellectual property about their rights and obligations under copyright law.
  • Trademarks & Copyrights - from Nolo Press, in addition to general information and forms, site includes special topics such as copyrights on software, copyrights and cyberspace, and fair use.
Patents
Trademarks
Other Intellectual Property Sites
  • Music in the Public Domain - site includes explanation of the concept of "public domain" and a list of more than 3000 songs that are currently in the public domain.
  • Music United - lists the cons of downloading illegal music from the internet. Contains links to copyright questions as well as faqs and a parents page. It also includes sites where music can be legally downloaded.
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