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Copyright Crash Course (UT)
Written for faculty at the University of Texas. It is entertaining and thorough; a good introduction for academics.
U.S. Copyright Office
The original source of a lot of copyright information. Look under "Law & Guidance" and then "Circulars" for good, concise readings.
You will find information about copyright law basics, about different formats (music, film, etc.) and registering a copyright for a new creation.
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use
Provides updates, articles, blogs, and loads of background information needed for understanding copyright.
Copyright For The Rest Of Us
A textbook about American copyright law for undergraduate students. It outlines concepts such as basic copyright law, where to find it, and how to apply copyright law in many common situations.
Licensed under Creative Commons.
Trademark vs. Copyright
A quick guide to these two concepts (Thank you Alex)
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's ideas, words, or information as your own. It is often (but not always) different from copyright infringement. Learn about plagiarism and how to avoid or detect it here Plagiarism. (Purdue Online Writing Lab).