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Intellectual Property

  • MIT OpenCourseWare MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
  • Open CourseWare Consortium A collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
  • Open Yale Courses Free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University
  • OER Commons Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
  • OpenLearn - The home of free learning from The Open University (UK)
  • WikiMedia Commons Free, open resource media database
  • Connexions - A place to view and share educational materials made of small knowledge chunks. A service of the Connexions Consortium, a leader in open source educational technology and open access educational content.
  • OnlineCourses - (formerly LectureFox) collection of open online courses, classes, lectures, podcasts and more.
  • Wisconsin Online - International award winning learning object and asset library hosted by the Wisconsin Technical College System.
  • openstax college - Offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.
  • eduTopia OER: Resource Roundup- Educator's guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

Government Copyright Sites

  • The United States Constitution, Gerald Murphy, National Public Telecomputing Network, 1996, See Article 1, Section 8 for the basis of the legality of copyright laws in the United States
  • Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet, Library of Congress , 2003, Find out just about anything you want to know concerning the actions of the U.S. Congress
  • Library of Congress, Library of Congress, 2003, Just about anything you want to know about the U.S. Government
  • U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress , 2003, Home page of the definitive source of U.S. copyright information

Institutional Policies

University Intellectual Property Policies, American Distance Education Consortium, 2000, IP Policies

Comprehensive Sites

Fair Use and Fair Use Guidelines