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Copyright & Trademark Resources

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Email:markaaron.polger@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4065

Table of Contents:
Government Resources
Copyright E-Books
Copyright Licensing Organizations
Copyright Print Resources
Copyright Reference Titles
Copyright Web Sites
Patent Databases
Trademark Web Sites


Information resources provided by federal, state, or city governments.

Performance Rights Act hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual /United States Congress Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The electronic governmental report of The Public Performance Rights Act, June 11, 2008



Copyright for schools Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic book provided by Gale Virtual Reference


New copyright exemptions for distance educators /Russell ,Carrie Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic book provided by the ERIC database



Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, Inc. (AARC) is the leading organization representing featured artists and recording companies, both domestically and abroad, in the areas of hometaping/private copy royalties and rental royalties.


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 360,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide.


Broadcast Music, Inc. Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.


Christian Copyright Licensing International Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) provides churches with solutions to manage copyright issues.


Copyright Clearance Center Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) represent tens of thousands of authors, publishers and creators from nearly every country in the world. The CCC licenses the rights to millions of books, journals, newspapers, web sites, e-books, images, and blogs.


Creative Commons Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Creative Commons is a non-profit corporation that provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator.


Harry Fox Agency (HFA) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Harry Fox Agency (HFA) is the foremost mechanical licensing, collection, and distribution agency for music publishers in the U.S.


Movie Licensing USA Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Movie Licensing USA provides Public Performance Site License to K-12 schools and public libraries which satisfies the copyright protection needed when entertainment movies are shown in the buildings.


SESAC, Inc (Performing Rights Organization) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
SESAC, Inc. is a performing rights organization that represents songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.


Sound Exchange Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
SoundExchange is a nonprofit performance rights organization designated to collect and distribute digital performance royalties for recording artists when their sound recordings are performed on digital cable, satellite television music, & satellite radio.


The Authors Registry Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Authors Registry is a not-for-profit clearinghouse for payments to authors, receiving royalties from organizations and distributing them to U.S. authors.


The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, (MPLC) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation, (MPLC) has been regarded as a leading source of copyright information as well as provider of the Umbrella License? for non-commercial movie exhibitions.



Copyright and intellectual property /Marke, Julius J. Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
KF3022 .M3
Regular Loan, 3rd floor



Copyright in cyberspace : questions and answers for librarians Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
KF3030.1 .Z9 H64 2001
Reference, 1st floor


Intellectual property and information wealth : issues and practices in the digital age Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
KF2979 .I57 2007 v.1 -v.4
Reference, 1st floor



Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University address the relationship between copyright law and the work of the university in order to best promote research, teaching, and library services.


Copyright Information circulars and factsheets Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic resource provided by the Library of Congress


U.S. Copyright Office Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Copyright Office is also an office of record, a place where claims to copyright are registered and where documents relating to copyright may be recorded when the requirements of the copyright law are met. The Copyright Office furnishes information about the provisions of the copyright law and the procedures for making registration, explains the operations and practices of the Copyright Office, and reports on facts found in the public records of the Office.


WATCH (Writers, Artists, and their Copyright Holders) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
WATCH is a database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields.


Search patent databases to find full text patent information for inventions.

European Patent Office Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Worldwide patent database with over 50 million patent documents from 71 countries.


Google Patent Search Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides full text access to the entire collection of issued patents and millions of patent application made available by the USPTO from the 1790s to present. Search by keyword or use the Advanced Patent Search to search by patent number, classification, inventor, or date.


U.S. Patent Database Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search full text patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since 1790.



How to Research U.S. Trademarks on the Web Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A great web site that helps students do research on U.S. Trademarks.


United States Patent and Trademark Office Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The USPTO is a federal agency in the Department of Commerce. The USPTO occupies five interconnected buildings in Alexandria, Virginia. The office employs over 7,000 full time staff to support its major functions--- the examination and issuance of patents and the examination and registration of trademarks. The USPTO has evolved into a unique government agency. Since 1991--under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1990--the agency has been fully fee funded. The primary services the agency provides include processing patent and trademark applications and disseminating patent and trademark information.


United States Patent and Trademarks Office Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
USPTO Trademarks Homepage provides the major documentation, tools, applications, links, and useful information for all your trademark needs.


Last Modified: Nov 11 2009 1:33PM