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Copyright: The Law and Guidelines

Organizations

ALA. Association of College and Research Libraries Copyright Committee. "To elicit the concerns of ACRL members on copyright and to gather information about copyright issues that impinge upon academic libraries...." http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees/copyright

ALA. Office of Information Technology Policy.  The Washington Office's District Dispatch blog is a useful news service. Click on the "Copyright" subject term for the posts/archives on copyright issues. 

Association of Research Libraries. ARL provides overview information concerning many areas of copyright as it affects higher education and scholarly communication. http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/copyright-ip#.WBN0Ty0rKC1

Copyright Advisory Network. Organized by the American Library Association Washington Office, the Copyright Advisory Network provides discussion and advice regarding copyright issues through a group of knowledgeable Copyright Scholars. http://librarycopyright.net/

Copyright Clearance Center. Also known as CCC, this organization offers permissions services and a variety of services for copyright owners. http://www.copyright.com/

Proquest - Dissertations. Finding, ordering and submitting theses and dissertations. http://www.proquest.com/products-services/dissertations/

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). "The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an intergovernmental organization with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. WIPO is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world through cooperation among States, and for the administration of various multilateral treaties dealing with the legal and administrative aspects of intellectual property." http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en. The site contains the text of the WIPO Treaty on Copyright:  www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/wct/