What is copyright?
Copyright Act - complete text of the Title 17 of the U.S. Code
U.S. Copyright Office web site
How long does copyright last?
Chart: Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States <pdf>, by Peter Hirtle, Cornell University
Do I need permission to use the work of another?
Q & A prepared by the CUNY Office of General Counsel, including information about fair use and sample request for permission forms
Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching - FAQ, by Peggy Hoon, JD, Visiting Scholar for Campus Copyright and Intellectual Property, Association of Research Libraries
Who owns works created at CUNY?
How do I register my work?
A work does not have to be registered with the Copyright Office in order to be protected by the Copyright Law, but there are advantages, such as the right to statutory damages and attorneys fees if your work is infringed. The Copyright Office's Registration page has information and forms.
Other copyright resources at CUNY
Copyright resources at other universities