Links to Resources

U.S. Copyright Office FAQ

The U.S. Copyright Office offers introductory answers to frequently asked questions about copyright, registration, and services of the Office.

Fair Use Explained  

The U.S. Copyright Office has a standard fact sheet that can be used to explain Fair Use.

 Guide for Music Educators

 The United States Copyright Law: A Guide to Music Educators by the National Association for Music Education.

Copyright for Music Librarians

Provides links to news related to fields of music and music librarianship

Basics of Music Law

Overview with links related to music law

Digital Preservation

The Library of Congress Digital Preservation resources

DMCA 1998

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the US Copyright Office Summary

Public Domain Material

Public Domain Material

Rulemaking on Anticircumvention

U.S. Copyright Office Home Page

International Copyright

World Intellectual Property Organization

Resources for Students entering the musical field

Scholarships, Useful Information including copyright considerations for students wanting to enter the Musical Field