Copyright Resources

Know Your Rights (ARL)

This site looks at copyright from the perspectives of all key academic stakeholders and suggests what each group can do to enhance their copyright practices and advance academic interests.


an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system

Creative Commons

a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.


Use this site to find a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement.

Authors Alliance

to further the public interest in facilitating widespread access to works of authorship by assisting and representing authors who want to disseminate knowledge and products of the imagination broadly.

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center

Its emphasis is on copyright issues especially relevant to the education and library community, including examples of fair use and policies. Useful copyright charts and tools are continually added to help users evaluate copyright status and best practices.

Stanford's Copyright Renewal Database

This database makes searchable the copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1992 for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963.

Cornell Copyright Information Center

While designed for the Cornell University community, this site contains a number of tools uselful to the academic, research, and library communities.

Frequently Asked Quesions About Copyright

From CENDI, the interagency working group of senior scientific and technical information (STI) managers from 14 U.S. federal agencies

US Copyright Office

To promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system.

Copyright Clearance Center

When you need permission to re-use content