Copyright Resources

Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. Writing a paper or needing information on how to navigate the world of Copyright? Feel free to use any of the links below to get started.



1. Benson, Sara, Basics of Copyright, YouTube, Benson, Sara, Copyright Chat Channel, YouTube,
3. Hammons, Kiowa, Copy That! Copyright Basics for Library Professionals, Part 2: Exceptions and Limitations, Metropolitan New York Library,
4. Hammons, Kiowa, Copy That! Copyright Basics for Library Professionals, Part 3: Licensing and Risks, Metropolitan New York Library,
5. Kitchens, Karen, Copyright Basics for Librarians,
6. #Fixcopyright: Copy (aka Copyright) Tells the Story of his Life, YouTube,
7. Muller, Stan, Crash Course: Intellectual Property- Parts 1-7,


1. ALA Code of Ethics-
2. ALA Lib Guides-
3. Association of Research Libraries, Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States-
4. Benson, Sara, Illinois Lib Guides,
5. Cambridge University Press, Creative Commons Licenses,
6. Cantantan, Anthony, What is Openverse?: The Mega Library for all Creative Commons, Wordify.
7. Copyright Laws-
8. LSU Teach Toolkit,
9. Creative Commons, About CC Licenses,
10. Malik, Adeeb, Creative Commons Search Engine gets a new face, welcome to Openverse by WordPress,WP WhiteBoard News, 2/4/2022.
11. Malik, Adeeb, WP WhiteBoard Insights,
12. NY Public Library, SimplyE,,accessible%20all%20in%20one%20place
13. US Copyright Office- and

Public Domain Resources

Creative Commons
Internet Archive
Folger Shakepeare
The Public Domain Project by Pond5