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Copyright Resources

Alternatives to Illegal File Sharing

Legal alternatives to using programs such as BitTorrent or LimeWire are available. The list of below are examples of companies that offer affordable options which allow anyone to buy, stream or download music, TV shows, and movies legally.

Visit the following sites for more download and online viewing options:

Copyright Laws

U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 101 - 810 
Full text and searchable. The Copyright Law as amended in 1994 including the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 and the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992. (Cornell U)

U.S. Copyright Office 
Copyright fundamentals, full-text versions of Copyright Office Circulars, and copyright registration services. (Library of Congress)

Blogger's Guide to Copyright and DMCA
This guide for bloggers and online publishers covers copyright laws, "fair use," DMCA and copyright infringement, what to do if someone has stolen content, and more. 

Copyright & Fair Use 
Stanford University Libraries, FindLaw, and the Council on Library Resources have collected a wide variety of copyright materials including Primary Source Materials; Current Legislation, Cases and Issues; Resources on the Internet; and an Overview of Copyright Law.

The Copyright Website (PJB O'Mahoney) 
This site endeavors to provide real world, practical and relevant copyright information of interest to infonauts, netsurfers, webspinners, content providers, musicians, appropriationists, activists, infringers, outlaws, and law abiding citizens.

Copyright Clearance Center 
CCC is a not-for-profit organization providing collective copyright licensing services. They help organizations of all sizes and across all business lines comply with the U.S. copyright law, ease permissions burdens and consolidate payments for rightsholders. 

UA Cossatot Educational Resource Center Copyright Crash Course
UA Cossatot's ERC comprehensive libguide on copyright law.

UA Cossatot also uses open educational resources (OER) to offer free Creative Commons (CC) licensed learning material to students. CC licenses are standardized, free-to-use, open copyright licenses.

OER Resources: