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Copyright & Music
From the Music Library at the Univ. of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Copyright Infringement Project
Searchable by case and by song title, includes court decisions since the 1850s on music plagiarism. Joint project of UCLA Intellectual Property Project and Columbia Law School.
Copyright Resource Center
Music Publishers' Assn. website, focus on music and copyright.
Copyright Society of the United States
FAQ & Links includes useful links to websites.
Fair Use Index
U.S. Copyright Office searchable database of court opinions, including by category and type of use (e.g., music, internet/digitization, parody).
Future of Music Coalition
National non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that identifies, examines, interprets and translates the challenging issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy.
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Highlights the internet's impact on music consumers, artists and the entertainment industry.
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry. Includes reports on piracy, list of legal music websites, statistics on the recording industry, and a database of gold and platinum awards based on record sales.
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
Holds Hip-Hop Research Collection, by Steven Hager. Not available online.
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use
Stanford Univ. Libraries site, includes overview of copyright law from Nolo, and recent cases and dockets.
U.S. Copyright Office
Official website, includes copyright records, laws, regulations and policy.
Searches for peer-reviewed papers, books, abstracts, citations, and theses. Click Full Text@Pace to see full text availability via Pace databases (not including Lexis and Westlaw).
Provides sample pages and some full text, but most of these books are copyrighted and therefore not available. Use Find in a Library link on left to find book in a local library, or e-book available through a local library.