Online Reference Shelf--Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Plagiarism
Online tutorial on how to recognize when you are attributing and citing works correctly in your papers, vs. ending up "stealing another's ideas" for your own.
Resources for instructors. This pathfinder includes not only links to selected quality web sites but also books on this important subject.
Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism
Resources for instructors and students.
Copyright and Fair Usehttp://fairuse.stanford.edu/
The Copyright Primer
Excellent online tutorial on understanding copyright and when to ask for permission, both for in print and online sources.
Crash Course in Copyrighthttp://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm
When Works Pass into Public Domainhttp://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm
Search Copyright Office Recordshttp://www.loc.gov/copyright/search/
USPTO Web Patent Databaseshttp://www.uspto.gov/patft/
U.S. Trademark Electronic Search Systemhttp://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm
To search United States Trademarks, click on the link on the top left. It will take you to a database where you can then perform your search
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This web site was last updated on May 11, 2004.
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