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Copyright & P2P: Resources

Copyright & P2P: Resources


Additional information on P2P filesharing, copyright infringement, and related issues can be found at the following sites:

  • U.S. Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/ :
    This is a well-organized and up-to-date site.
  • Georgia Harper's crash course: http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/
    Georgia K. Harper is the Scholarly Communications Advisor for the University of Texas at Austin Libraries, where she focuses on issues of digital access. Prior to that, she specialized in copyright law as a Senior Attorney and manager of the Intellectual Property Section of the Office of General Counsel for the University of Texas System. While at the OGC, she created the Copyright Crash Course to provide faculty, students and staff with accurate, easy-to-understand information on a wide range of copyright issues. This course is freely accessible to all universities and colleges and it's a great place to start your education about copyright rules and file sharing!
  • MusicUnited.Org :
    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and other related organizations, have created this site to present their approach to peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright law. As you would expect, this approach emphasizes the perspective of copyright owners.
  • The Electronic Freedom Foundation http://www.eff.org/issues/file-sharing :
    The Electronic Freedmon Foundation is a non-profit advocacy organization that works on a range of internet related issues on behalf of consumers and the general public. As you would expect, this approach sometimes differs from that of the copyright owners.
  • Here are some helpful UA sites. These sites all contain contact information, if you require more information or clarification:

 

Last modified: April 1, 2014