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Liblicense: Licensing Digital Information

A comprehensive guide to licensing issues that discusses licensing terms; defines licensing vocabulary; provides access to model licenses and publisher licenses; and includes a bibliography, a directory, and other useful resources.


Directories and Guides

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Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

Copyown, University of Maryland

Copyright & Fair Use, Stanford University Libraries

Copyright and Intellectual Property, ARL

Copyright, Intellectual Property Rights, and Licensing Issues, University of California, Berkeley Library

Crash Course in Copyright, University of Texas System


Franklin Pierce Law Center's IP Mall

Information Policy: Copyright and Intellectual Property, IFLA

Liblicense: Licensing Digital Information, Yale University Library,

Mailing Lists and Weblogs


Coalition CNI-Copyright Forum

Current Copyright Readings, M. Claire Stewart

DIGITAL-COPYRIGHT, Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College

LawMeme, Yale Law School

Liblicense-L, Yale University Library

RIGHTS-L (List members only)


Federal Relations E-News, ARL Daily News

Intellectual Property & Patents, Jurist

Internet Law Wire, Jurist


ARL Federal Relations and Information Policy

The Australian Digital Alliance

Center for Democracy and Technology

Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment, University of Maryland University College

Creative Commons

CONFU: The Conference on Fair Use, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Electronic Frontier Foundation


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United States Copyright Office

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Cyberspace and Intellectual Property Law Journals, FindLaw

Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States, Amy Masciola

U.S. Laws

Copyright Term Extension, ARL

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Status & Analysis, ARL

Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act

State-Level 'Super DMCA' Initiatives Archive

UCITA Online, Carol A. Kunze

Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA), ARL

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography > Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources > Legal

Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography. Houston: University of Houston Libraries, 1996-2003.