This page has been designed to help you to navigate the complicated world of copyright. Click on a question about copyright, and you will be linked to a website that helps to address that question. Websites used to answer questions are The Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA.org) and Copyrightkids.org. Keep in mind, copyright laws are constantly changing; this page serves as a general set of guidelines.
What is copyright?
What is/is not protected by copyright?
Why should I be concerned about copyright?
What is copyright infringement?
What is fair use?
What is public domain?
When do I need permission to use copyrighted material?
How do I obtain a copyright for my work? Should I?
How long is a work protected by copyright?
How do I go about getting permission to use copyrighted material? (Click on "Getting Permission" in drop down "Make a selection" menu top left)
Where can I find free music? (There are more sites - just do a Google search!)
Where can I find free pictures/photos? (There are more sites - just do a Google search!)
Where can I find free videos? (There are more sites - just do a Google search!)