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  • Copyright Basics (PDF - 1MB)
    This document answers general questions about copyright and explains how to register. (U.S. Copyright Office)

  • Wellesley College Copyright FAQ
    Visit this website for some helpful answers to common questions about MP3s, fair use and other topics, plus links to additional resources.

  • How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work (PDF - 651KB)
    Need to find out if something is copyrighted? This circular tells you how. (U.S. Copyright Office)

  • Getting Permission 
    Get some practical advice on how to get permission to use something that’s copyrighted. (University of Texas)

  • The Copyright Website
    Visit this website for general information on copyright, examples of audio and video copyright infringement, and information on Web- and software-related copyright issues.

  • 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
    This website debunks some common myths about copyright, especially those related to the Internet.