Copyright Resources

Authorized Copyright Agent: Chris Chairsell, Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs | copyright@pcc.edu

The Portland Community College Copyright Committee recommends the following tools and resources.

Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance for Academic Institutions.
By the Copyright Clearance Center. Test your copyright knowledge.
Copyright Digital Slider
Use this tool to find out if a work is protected by copyright based on date of first publication.
Copyright
From: American Library Association
Copyright Advisory Network
A community of librarians, copyright scholars and policy wonks. This group produces a high-quality blog and a number of useful tools.
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
A chart outlining the length a copyright lasts by type of work. Created by Cornell University Law School.
Creative Commons
A nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Champions the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
Music Copyright and Business Guide
Published by Multnomah County Library
Section 108 - Reproductions by libraries or archives for their users for replacement, or for preservation
Use this tool to find out your rights under Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Published by the Copyright Advisory Network
Union for the Public Domain
An organization devoted to the protection, identification of, and access to the contents of the public domain.
U.S. Copyright Office
Library of Congress. See: Copyright Office Basics. In Spanish, Fundamentos del Derecho De Autor (COPYRIGHT)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Offers a comprehensive introduction to intellectual property policy, law, and use.