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Selected Copyright Resources

Best overall introduction to copyright:

  • Peter B. Hirtle, Emily Hudson, and Andrew T. Kenyon, Copyright and Cultural Institutions:  Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives and Museums.  Ithaca, NY: Cornel University Library, 2009.  (Available for purchase at the SAA Bookstore, Create Space, and other book retailers, or as a free download.

Best overall introductions to copyright for archivists:

Copyright Law:

On the Public Domain:

On Fair Use

On Orphan Works

On Section 108:

On Digitization:

General Resources

SAA Workshops related to copyright