Confused about Copyright?

The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) provides a short video explaining the basics. Check it out for a better understanding of copyright issues regarding copying, sharing, and fair use.

The Copyright Clearance Center is an international licensing agency that licenses the rights to works with people in over 180 countries around the world. Such works include books, journal and newspaper content, websites, blogs, podcasts, music, artwork and more. To find out more about the CCC or about copyright issues, visit their website at

About Bonnie J. M. Swoger
Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, a small, public liberal arts college. I am interested in scientific communication in general and how we teach students about how scientists share information.

2 Responses to Confused about Copyright?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Besides Copyright, there is a very cool way to share your work and retain some authorship controls over your work, for details see Creative Commons:

  2. Paul Schacht says:

    Another source worth looking at is the Electronic Frontier Foundation's curriculum on Teaching Copyright.

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