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Copyright, Fair Use & the Public Domain
University of Rochester's Copyright Policy
Copyright Law of the United States of America
Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code
from the Library of Congress Website
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
This chart from the Cornell University Copyright Information Center is an excellent resource for determining if a work is in the public domain.
© 2004-15 Peter B. Hirtle. Last updated 3 January, 2015 . Use of this chart is governed by the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School
A not for profit group dedicated to publishing the law online to make it freely available and accessible
Access to Orphan Films
Publication submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office from the Center for the Study of the
Public Domain at Duke Law School
Center for Media and Social Impact
Great source for best practices documents guiding fair use determinations for documentary filmmakers, visual artists, and the performing arts
Copyright, Permissions and Fair Use in the Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report
From the Center for Media and Social Impact at the American University School of Communication
Fair Use Myths & Facts
10 popular misperceptions about fair use.
Resources from Fair Use Week (fairuseweek.org)
Visual Resources Association's Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study
College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts
Section 107: Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use
Fair Use Analysis Checklist
A checklist designed to aid in the analysis of a fair use determination when using a copyrighted work
News and info
Resources & news for new media design
Media platform dedicated to IoT and the Connected World
Media platform that provides tech news and events
Media platform that provides technology product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news.
AdvertisingAge: Digital Media News
Telegraph: Digital Media News
Fake or Legit? Evaluating News Sources
Comprehensive Guide for Evaluating News
'False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources.’
(Manuscript). Merrimack College, Department of Communication and Media, North Andover, MA.
Even more resources for evaluating sources and/or identifying fake news
Fake or Legit? Tips and tools for Evaluating Sources.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
Free to use licenses from Creative Commons that encourage open sharing of content
Creative Commons Search
Lists a number of search engines that can help you locate content to use in commercial or educational projects, including images, photographs, music, and video.
Over 24 million freely available media files
Digital Media & Learning Research Hub
Blog dedicated to analyzing and interpreting the impact of the Internet and digital media on education, civic engagement, and youth.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Nonprofit organization addressing user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.
Community network for scholars, students, and practitioners in media studies, promoting exploration of new forms of publishing within the field.
Women's Media Center
Non-profit progressive women's media organization that aims to make women visible and powerful in the media.
The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School
Good source of projects, white papers, and legal proceedings
Digital Information Literacy (DIL) Framework
Center for Digital Storytelling
Digital story collection with themes on Family, Healing, and Human Rights.
New Media Projects
On The Media (WNYC.org)
Part of the ground-breaking radio programs and podcasts for public radio, OTM is a weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design): Ideas Worth Spreading
Nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).
Our Digital Lives
Playlist of TED talks that explore how the Internet and social media are shaping our relationships, personal lives and sense of self.
Blog and other resources curated by David Gauntlett, Professor of Creativity and Design at University of Westminster, UK.
Virtual Revolution (BBC)
Charts two decades of profound change since the invention of the World Wide Web, weighing up the huge benefits and the unforeseen downsides
Authentic History Center
Tells the story of the United States primarily through popular culture
Four Factor Verification of Fair Use
Four Factor Verification of Fair Use (Full view)
Guide on finding, using, and citing images
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