minstrel: copyright law

Jennifer Friedman friedman at tznet.com
Tue Mar 14 08:26:15 PST 2000


The U.S. copyright law (U.S. Code Title 17) is indeed online, put there by
the Cornell University Law School.  It's at:


There is also an excellent U.S. Copyright resource website, put together by
Stanford University Libraries, at:


Something anyone who makes photocopies should know about is the doctrine of
fair use, which is not law, but offers guidelines for educational and
library copying of materials.  Libraries and universities, as educational
institutions (and locations where you are very likely to find
photocopiers), follow fair use guidelines, and so should you.  More
information is available at:


Other related links:

U.S. Copyright Office (has also put Title 17 online)

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers)--not really
any copyright info, but this organization aims to protect the rights of its
member composers/authors/publishers and may be an option for those looking
to protect their works)

who struggles with copyright as a librarian, Shire chronicler, and
Lady Eliane Halevy of Falcon's Keep       Jennifer Friedman
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Principality of the Northshield           Marshfield, WI 54449
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                    friedman at tznet.com

"Tant que vivray, en age florissant/Je servirai le dieu
d'amour puissant/En faits, en dits, en chansons et accords."
(As long as I live in this flourishing age/I will serve the 
all-powerful god of Love/In word and deed, in song and harmony.)
--Claudin de Sermisy

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