Copyright (ranked Choices)

#1 – Copyright Website [WEB SITE]

The site describes itself as offering “general copyright information for educators, students, websurfers and confused citizens.”  Divided into five sections, the site addresses the major domains of copyright.  The Info section gives an overview of copyright issues including fair use and public domain, as well as an overall history of copyright law.  For teaching purposes, this section includes PowerPoint presentations on copyright issues. The Movies section looks at the scope of copyright in the visual domain of movies, television shows, photographs, and artwork.  The Music section focuses on the audio domain and deals with all aspects of music composition and delivery.  The Web section examines copyright as it applies to software and the web.  The final section is an online wizard that aids in copyright registration.

#2 – Know Your Copy Rights (2007) Association of Research Libraries [PRINTABLE HANDOUT]

This brochure was developed by the Association of Research Libraries to provide faculty with a quick resource on copyright law and practice. The brochure is downloadable in several formats and emphasizes linking instead of copying, a strategy in line with a Web 2.0 perspective.

#3 – US Copyright Office[WEB SITE]

This is the web site of the U.S. Copyright Office. The site has an excellent Copyright Basics  section that defines copyright, describes what it covers, explains who can apply, and even discusses international concerns.

#4 – “But I Changed Some of the Words!” Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism: A Web Presentation of Audio and Images.” [REAL AUDIO AND HTML PAGES]Gwendolyn MacNairn and Fran Nowakowski (2001), Dalhousie University

Real audio and html pages from a workshop on plagiarism given to Dalhousie University faculty in Fall and Winter 2001-2002.  The workshop includes demonstrations of how easily students can purchase papers from paper mills, a look at the inner workings of paper mills, an overview of plagiarism detection services, and what to do if you suspect a student has plagiarized.

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