IP and Internet Resources

Intellectual Property Resources
 
Best Practice Guides
Center for Media & Social Impact - American University. Standards for socially engaged media  
Cease and Desist Letters Creation Guide
 
Creative Commons Search Tools
Creative Commons Search Prototype CC search tool. Can filter for commercial and modification. Search by photographs and public domain CC0 digital works at museums.
Creative Commons Attribution Tools
ImageCodr.org Generates HTML code by image size for Flickr-based Creative Commons photos; browser add-on available.
OpenAttribute.com Browser add-on that generates attribution text for Flickr-based Creative Commons content; paste in final document.  
 
Fair Use Micro-learning
Fair Use Myths and Facts  CC BY Infographic from nonprofit Fair Use Week.
Fair Use Fundamentals  CC BY Infographic from nonprofit Fair Use Week.
Fair Use in Seven Words  Video from University of Virginia Library Director of Information Policy Director Brandon Butler.
 
Image Search Tools
Google Image Search Reverse-search an image, then use Tools to search by time or similar images. Can search in multiple ways: Click the Search by Image camera icon, then paste an image URL (right-click an image, click Copy image address, paste into search box), upload an image from your device or computer, or Chrome or FireFox 4+ users can press and the mouse button, and then drag and drop an image into the search box.
TinEye A reverse image search engine that uses image identification technology rather than keywords, titles, or tags. Use Sort filter to search on oldest date image appeared online. Up to 50 free searches per day, 150 per week. Results include image's origin and modification versions. Chrome plugin available.
 
Other Online Tools
Digital Image Rights Computator Interactive program from the Visual Resources Association assesses the copyright status of a work by guiding the user through a series of queries. Final result is highlighted on a color-coded grid.
Elog.io Open source public beta Wikimedia Commons image information search browser plugin (Chrome and Firefox). Retrieves author, title, and licensing information for any photograph that's part of their catalog. Users can copy the photo as an HTML fragment that includes the attribution. FAQ includes detailed information.
Terms of Service; Didn't Read A working group team that evaluates and rates terms of service for many major sites, such as Facebook, GitHub, Google, and Amazon. Software is free and open. Browser add-on available.
YouTube Time Super easy tool to create a link to a particular start time in a YouTube video.
 
Additional Resources and Organizations
Art Law Journal Promotea discussion by lawyers and non-lawyers of issues surrounding intellectual property their affect on the art industry.  
Authors Alliance Author association that (1) educates about copyright, rights reversion, and alternative contract terms, and (2) represents interests of authors who want to make their works more widely available. Visit Blog for articles promoting fair use.  
CETUS Higher Ed consortium promoting an active application of fair use.  
Chilling Effects Collects and analyzes legal complaints about online activity, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law. Check Weather Reports for recent legal updates.  
Copyright Clearance Center    
Copyright Timeline Short narrative summary of major copyright case law compiled by the Association of Research Libraries.  
Digital Law Online    
Electronic Frontier Foundation     
Teaching Copyright
Entertainment Law Digest    
Everything is a Remix  Videos from New York-based filmmaker Kirby Ferguson examines modern attitudes toward intellectual property.  
Is is in the Public Domain? Evaluates the copyright status of works. Flowcharts available separately. When you absolutely want to go granular to determine a work's status.  
Online Education - Fair Use & Copyright - University of Rhode Island Libraries Presents copyright concerns regarding online instruction and offers guidance in applying fair use when appropriate.  
New Media Rights Nonprofit providing legal services, education, and public policy advocacy for Internet users and creators.  
PD Info Great resource for all things related to public domain music works - sheet music, not recordings. Useful Links is an excellent resource to other sites where you can search for works.  
Public Knowledge Preserves the openness of the Internet and the public’s access to knowledge; promotes creativity through balanced copyright; and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully  
Re:Create Nonprofit coalition of companies and associations dedicated to promoting balanced copyright laws in the US. Blog reflects US and international copyright policies issues.  
Stanford Univ. Libraries Copyright & Fair Use  
United States Copyright Office    
 

 
Free Image Editors - Apps & Online  
Fotor.com Free Windows online editor; basic image-editing features, strong support for creating collages and HDR (high definition range) composites; cannot tweak features.  
GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) - Free cross-platform image editor.  
On1 Effects 10 Free Selective filters for advanced photo effects. Can selectively paint filters onto areas, but filters are destructive.  
Photoscape Image editor, also included Camera RAW convert JPG support and animated GIF creation  
Pixlr.com Free Android apps; browser editor. Closest to Photoshop.  
Sumopaint.com Free iPad app; free browser editor, both w/basic image editing tools. Fee-based PC desktop editor. Uses Flash.  
Vintager Free download of classic vintage filters.  

Model Releases  
American Society of Media Photographers - Tutorial
Dan Heller Professional Photographer
Stanford University-When to Use a Release

Women in Critical Thinking, Science, and Technology   
WOCinTech Chat Women of Color in Tech. A grassroots initiative that aims to connect women of color and non-binary people of color to career and skills-building opportunities in tech.  
WOCinTech Stock Photos Hundreds of photos of women of color showing a different representation of all women in tech: entrepreneurs, software engineers, infosec professionals, IT analysts, and marketers. All CC BY images on Flickr.  
Black Girls Code
The Brain Scoop  
Feminist Frequency
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computer
Skepchick  
The Urban Scientist
Women in Tech

Open Educational Resources (OER)  
open4us.org  
oercommons.org  
Open Educational Resources
Community College Consortium for OER
Creative Commons OER

Just Plain Favorites  
Everything is a Remix - Kirby Ferguson's provocative video essay on copying, transforming, and combining.
If You See Something, Save Something - 6 Ways to Save Pages In the Wayback Machine at Internet Archive.