This site is intended to provide general information and resources regarding current copyright practices. For specific questions or to secure permission to use materials for instructional purposes, please contact Melinda Weatherford , LCC Copyright Officer, at 360-442-2662.
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
Books available at LCC
- Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions. 3rd Edition. Kenneth D. Crews. American Library Association. 2012.
- The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators. Tomas A. Lipinski. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. 2006.
- Distance Learning and Copyright: A Guide to Legal Issues. Steven A. Armatas. American Bar Association. 2008.
- Fair Use Guidelines for Educators. 4th Ed. Linda K. Enghagen. Sloan Consortium. 2005.
- Digital Copyright. Jessica Litman. Prometheus Books. 2006.
- Intellectual Property: The Tough New Realities That Could Make or Break Your Business. Paul Goldstein. Penguin Group. 2007.
- Copyright on Campus: a brief look at copyright for faculty.
- Creative Commons: a quick, informative explanation of Creative Commons licenses.
- U.S. Copyright Office The essential resource for copyright information and definitions.
- Copyright Basics A 12-page PDF document providing more detailed copyright information.
- Creative Commons
- Copyright Clearance Center A resource to check materials for copyright restrictions.
- Stanford University Libraries: Copyright and Fair Use Overview.
- The TEACH ACT More information on the TEACH ACT from the Copyright Clearance Center.