Bruwelheide, Janis H. The Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators, 2d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1995.
Carter, Mary E. Electronic Highway Robbery: An Artistís Guide to Copyright in the Digital Era. Berkeley: Peachpit Press, 1996.
Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
CSU-SUNY-CUNY Joint Committee. The Fair Use of Copyrighted Works: A Crucial Element in Educating America. Seal Beach, CA: Trustees of California State University, 1995.
Fishman, Stephen. The Copyright Handbook: How to Protect and Use Written Works, 4th ed. Berkeley: Nolo Press, 1999.
Gasaway, Laura N. and Sarah K. Wiant. Libraries and Copyright: A Guide to Copyright Law in the 1990s. Washington, D.C.: Special Libraries Association, 1994.
Goldstein, Paul. Copyright, 2d ed., 4 vols. New York: Aspen Law & Business, 2000 (with periodic supplements).
Leaffer, Marshall. Understanding Copyright Law, 3d ed. New York: Matthew Bender, 1999.
Nimmer, Melville B. and David Nimmer. Nimmer on Copyright, 10 vols. New York: Matthew Bender, 2000 (with periodic supplements).
Shapiro, Michael Steven; Brett I. Miller; and Christine Steiner. A Museum Guide to Copyright and Trademark. New York: American Association of Museums, 1999.
Stim, Richard. Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off. Berkeley: Nolo Press, 1999.
Strong, William S. The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide, 5th ed. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999.
The Coalition for Networked Information sponsors an email discussion list on copyright issues, with discussion among diverse contributors who may have an expertise on copyright or who are seeking answers to their questions. To subscribe, address your email request to: email@example.com. Leave the subject line and any personal name request blank. Your message should read: Subscribe cni-copyright [your name, first name first] (where the information in brackets is replaced with your actual first and last names).
The U.S. Copyright Office offers a wealth of information "circulars" and registration forms. Call the forms hotline day or night at (202) 707-9100 to request copies. Also check the Copyright Office website at lcweb.loc.gov/copyright. The following publications may be of greatest interest, but look for many others:
Form TX Registration application for published and unpublished non-dramatic literary works
Form VA Registration application for published and unpublished works of the visual arts (pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works)
Circular 1 Copyright Basics
Circular 2 Publications on Copyright
Circular 6 Access to and Copies of Copyright Office Records and Deposits
Circular 7d Mandatory Deposit of Copies or Phonorecords for the Library of Congress
Circular 15a Duration of Copyright
Circular 15t Extension of Copyright Terms
Circular 21 Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians
Circular 22 How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work
Circular 23 The Copyright Card Catalog and the Online Files of the Copyright Office
Circular 38a International Copyright Relations of the United States
Circular 55 Copyright Registration for Multimedia Works
Circular 61 Copyright Registration for Computer Programs
Circular 66 Copyright Registration for Online Works
Numerous resources address international and foreign copyright law, but the following work is especially helpful as an overview of major treaties and as a summary of copyright law in more than twenty countries: Geller, Paul Edward, ed. International Copyright Law and Pratice, 2 vols. New York: Matthew Bender, 1999.