This is the website for the UMass Libraries’ Copyright services, and the Copyright & Information Policy blog.
The Libraries offer consulting and educational workshops about copyright and related matters, as well as reference and learning materials about copyright.
The website is currently (March/April 2015) being redesigned, with content migrated and integrated.
Copyright Resources at UMass
- The Copyright & Information Policy Librarian/Attorney holds office hours by appointment, and most Wednesdays, 10-12, in the Teaching Commons, on the 26th floor of the Du Bois Library.
- Workshops: The Scholarly Communication Department librarians offer workshops on a range of topics relating to copyright and author rights. Upcoming workshops include:
- Dissertations & Theses for Graduate Students, March 12
- Drop-In Consultations at Faculty Writing Retreats, March 27
- Scholarly Publishing Brown Bag, Graduate School, April 1
- Drop-In Consultations at Faculty Writing Retreats, April 17
- Author Negotiations Workshop, ISSR, April 17
- Author Negotiations, Nursing Faculty, April 22
- Copyright Bootcamp: January 13 and 14, 2015, Copyright Bootcamp, for UMass system and Five Colleges librarians and IT staff. Upcoming Bootcamp to be scheduled.
- Copyright Reading Group: Monthly Copyright Study Group, on hiatus from January-May 2015, and resuming June 2015.
- Copyright Reference & Research: We make available a number of fact sheets and tutorials about copyright. Major copyright treatises and references are available for reference in the Scholarly Communication Dept., 19th floor, Du Bois Library.
- UMass IP Policies & Resources
Copyright Applied in the University [materials migrating]
- Support for Teaching & Learning
- Can I screen that video?
- TEACH Act for Distance Education
- Faculty & Instructors: What Rights Do You Have Over Syllabi, Lecture Notes, and Other Course Materials?
- How to Reduce the Costs of Course Materials
- Assignment: Student Videos
- YouTube, Copyright, and the Classroom
- Fair Use: Overview and Checklists
- Plagiarism or Copyright Infringement? Avoid Both with Data Management
- Student Performances : Recording, Distributing, and Publicly Performing
- Support for Authors
- Should I register my copyright?
- Author Organizations
- What are these fees in my publication contract?
- Negotiate Your Author Publication Agreements
- Do it the easy way with author addenda!
- Graduate Students – Yes, You Own Your Dissertation / Thesis
- Predatory Publishers & Offers You Can (and Should) Refuse
- Publish Material with Creative Commons
- Permission to Publish: Making a Case for Fair Use of Your Content
Copyright Reference [materials migrating]
- Copyright Basics: Theory, philosophy, problems today, plagiarism, patents, trademarks, & trade secrets. Permission culture.
- Is it copyrightable? Subject matter; Registration; Fixation; Term & Public Domain; Copyrightability of Data, Charts, Graphs, Tables
- Who owns copyrights? Authorship; joint authors; works for hire; licensing; Creative Commons; termination of assignments.
- What do you get with a copyright? Six exclusive rights, plus more: import rights; DMCA; and even a smattering of moral rights (106A and 1202)
- What do users get to do with copyrights? First sale rights; fair use rights; and numerous special rights for educators, librarians, people with disabilities, and others.
- Educator rights and privileges in copyright
- Librarian rights and privileges in copyright
- Persons with disabilities’ rights and privileges in copyright
- Intellectual freedom in copyright and trademark
- Cases & Statutes – a Glossary & Index
- Learn More: Copyright research, online courses, and helpful websites