Copyright Information and Resources

Northern State University Copyright Policy

The Designated Agent to respond to reports alleging copyright infringements on Northern State University website locations, in accordance with Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is the Director of Libraries. Any such reports must be sent to Director of Libraries, Northern State University, 1200 South Jay Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 57401. The Act specifies the information required to be included in such reports.

Copyright Law

US Copyright Office Web site
Fair Use (the US Copyright Office's definition)
US Copyright Law (from Cornell's Legal Information Institute)

Applying Copyright

Copyright Management Center at IUPUI
Copyright Crash Course from the University of Texas System
Sunsite on Copyright from Berkeley Digital Library
Copyright on the Internet by Thomas G. Field, Jr.
Copyright Website
Intellectual Property and Technology Forum from the Boston College Law School
Copyright & Art Issues from the University of Oregon
Copyright and Intellectual Property from ALA
Association of College and Research Libraries Copyright Protection, Intellectual Property, and Fair Use
10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained relates to USENET/Internet publication

Fair Use

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials from the University of Texas
Fair Use from Columbia University
Copyright & Fair Use from Stanford Libraries
What is Fair Use?  from American Library Association (ALA)
Fair Use Simply Explained from University of Alabama
Final Report on CONFU: The Conference on Fair Use (1998)


Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) for photocopy permissions
Copyright Permission Pages from Wake Forest for classroom, scholarly writing, and classroom use authorizations

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Status & Analysis


Distance Education and the TEACH Act from the American Library Association
Balancing Copyright Concerns: The TEACH Act of 2001 from Educause

Course Reserves

NSU Reserves and Copyright