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The college has music license with the organizations above that permit us to play recorded music that they cover. Search for the song, artist, writer, or publisher of a song you'd like to play in class or at a special event.


Use of copyright-protected material evaluation tool

This tool will help you evaluate whether your use of copyright-protected works falls under Fair Use exceptions provided to educators.
Providing the most complete and convenient access to copyright permission for millions of publications worldwide.

Copyright Navigator
A Digital Annotated Concept Map of the Fundamentals of U.S. Copyright Law

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
From Cornell Copyright Information Center.

Crash Course in Copyright
This very comprehensive site covers copyright and fair use as well as the broader area of intellectual property for creators and users. Content includes the background of fair use, using multimedia, digital content in libraries, copyright management, licensing resources, online presentations, a copyright tutorial, and links to additional information available elsewhere.

United States Copyright Office
Here you will find all our key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including business-process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases; our latest regulations; a link to our online copyright records cataloged since 1978; and much more.

World Intellectual Property Organization
As with many forms of international governance, it is difficult to understand the complex lattice-like structure that protects intellectual property across the globe. Headquartered in Geneva, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is responsible for administering 23 international treaties that deal with various aspects of intellectual property protection.