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Copyright and You

The purpose of the tutorial is to give you a greater understanding of:

      • the basics of copyright law
      • your rights as a creator of content
      • how to responsibly use content created by others

At the end, you will be directed to a quiz. You need to answer 8 out of 10 quiz questions correctly to receive a badge of completion.

To access the tutorial as a guest (not affiliated with Oakland University), please contact Katie Greer: greer@oakland.edu

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Module 1 Copyright Basics
Length of copyright -copyright duration chart
Information about public domain - Online Library Learning Center
Information about what is and is not protected- the NewMediaRights.org Copyright FAQ's.

Module 2 Responsibilities as content users
Fair Use Evaluator tool
Fair Use Analysis decision tree
Information on Requesting Copyright Permission - Columbia University Libraries' Requesting Permission website
Creative Commons (CC)
Commons on Flickr
Collection of public domain works - Project Gutenberg
Public Domain Slider

Module 3 You as Content Creator
U.S. Copyright Office FAQ's
Work for Hire
U.S. Copyright Office: Works Made for Hire
Keep Your Copyrights Organization: Works for Hire
Artists and Work-for-Hire Agreements
Gallery Contracts
Advice for Artists Seeking Gallery Representation
Do I really need a consignment agreement?
Professional Practices for Artists From the College Art Association
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
VLAA's Guide to Artist-Gallery Contracts
Author's Rights
OU Libraries' Author's Rights for Scholars & Researchers
Author Rights and the SPARC Author Addendum
Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine
Copyright Infringment
Sample cease-and-desist letters - Lumen Database (formerly Chilling Effects)
Sample letter for artist - Cease and Desist letter
Find an Intellectual Property Lawyer

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