Copyright, Publishing and Intellectual Property
As members of the academy, we are creators and users of intellectual property – copyright, patents and, occasionally, trademarks. The laws that both protect our works and restrict our endeavors are vague at best and outright confusing more often than not. Penn State requires its community of faculty, staff and students to comply with the laws and guidelines as they apply to our various activities. This site will provide information and guidance to that end. Learn about your rights and how not to lose them. Know what is legal and what is not. If you cannot find the answer you need, contact us at 531- 8634 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Perspectives on intellectual property, copyright, and legal alternatives from PSU
Copyright from American Library Association
The Digital Age presents new challenges to fundamental copyright doctrines...
United States Copyright Office from the Library Of Congress
Stanford University Libraries Copyright Website covers:
Fair Use: Comment Criticism and Parody
Academic and Educational Permissions
Amount and Substantiality
Penn State Copyright Resources
Copyright and Educational Use - What Can and Cannot be Done?
Fair Use Provision
Questions and Answers
Scenarios regarding the TEACH Act
Obtaining Copyright Clearance
discusses course reserves and course packs
Copy Right Clearance from MultiMedia and Print Center
Official University resource for obtaining copyright approvals for course packets and other publications. In fact,Policy AD-46 states that utilizing our services for copyright approvals ensures staff members and their departments will not be liable for financial responsibility in the event of copyright infringement.
From University Presses - What is educational Fair Use? (PDF)
Other Interesting Web Pages:
Intro to Copyright
Medical Library Association Copyright Management Guidelines
Addresses journal clubs
Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials from UT
Distance learning (performing others' works for distance learners)
Image archives (like the Art History slide collection)
Multimedia works (incorporating others' works in a multimedia work)
Issues that still must be addressed:
Course Management Systems ( ANGEL)
Open Access Webliography Adrian K. Ho and Charles W. Bailey
This is a comprehensive overview of Open access.
Open Access from Sparc (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) an international alliance of libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.
Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."
Lawrence Lessig chairs the Creative Commons project.
Hindawi publishes a collection of peer-reviewed journals that are open access and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The main informational gateway to NIH Public Access
NLM Technical Bulletin for Manuscript Submission
Issues still to be addressed:
Use of Copyrighted materials
Student Papers and Thesis
Transformative Use / Derivatives
In-house Use of publications
SPARK Repository Resources (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
The Grey Literature Report from the New York Academy of Medicine
OAIster.org a union catalog of digital resources. Access by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata
Archiving must be addressed