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The following list of resources has been compiled from the federal government, media organizations which protect copyright holders' interests, and several universities. These Web sites offer useful information regarding copyright violations, consequences, and the types of software that put you in danger of copyright infringement.

Resources at UMass Amherst

  • The UMass Amherst Technology Transfer Office (TTO)
    The TTO works to protect the intellectual property of UMass Amherst faculty.
  • The UMass Amherst Copyright Policy for Reserves
    This page explains the purpose of maintaining a Reserves collection and how to utilize these materials fairly.

Resources at Other Universities

While all Internet service providers are required to comply with the DMCA, procedures may vary by University.

  • MIT's Copyright Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    Find answers to commonly asked questions about copyright.
  • MIT's Frequently Asked Questions about P2P
    Find answers to commonly asked questions about P2P software.
  • Stanford's Copyright Law and Fair Use
    A simplified glossary of terms, and how to tell when you're violating Fair Use.
  • The University of Delaware's Guide to Removing P2P Software
    The University of Delaware maintains instructions for disabling P2P software.
  • The University of Maryland's Copyright and Fair Use in the Classroom, on the Internet, and the World Wide Web
    This site offers a straightforward introduction to copyright, fair use, and educational multimedia guidelines.

Media Organizations

  • A Better Way Forward: Voluntary Collective Licensing of Music File Sharing
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) seeks to establish a system of Voluntary Collective Licensing, an alternate method for sharing media safely, with no government intervention and fair earnings for all artists involved.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF) Information on Intellectual Property
    Read about intellectual property cases and how to avoid trespassing on others' intellectual property.
  • Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Definition of Content Theft
    Learn how the MPAA defines content theft and piracy, its various forms, and the consequences of pirating motion pictures or television programs.
  • Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
    The RIAA's site includes news on piracy, tips on identifying pirated materials, and how to stay protected.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)'s Definition of Intellectual Property
    Learn the difference between the two categories of intellectual property: industrial property & copyright.

U.S. Copyright Office Information