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About This Guide

This guide provides information on copyright. Example of information provided includes copyright history, charts for determining copyright, orphaned works, fair use, multimedia and publishing.

Lawrence Lessig: Free Culture Video

About (description is from Wikipedia)
Lester Lawrence Lessig III is an American academic, attorney, and political activist. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Wikipedia

The Videos
he following videos were recorded in 2002 and are still relevant today. Topics include Mickey Mouse, Sony Aibo and e-books. Not a lot has changed in the 17 years since they were released. 

Free Culture PDF

Lawrence Lessig: Free CultureLawrence Lessig's book Free Culture available as a pdf download.

The Statute of Anne, 1710

Here you will find information about the origins of copyright starting in 1710 with The Statue of Anne.

More Copyright History

Below is a timeline of copyright history or some insights into the history of technology and the alphabet.

Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States 
Covers 1787 - 2014

United States Copyright Office A Brief Introduction and History
Downloadable PDF 8 pages long.