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Crafts and Copyrights: Links

World and Government Links

Industry-Specific Links

Other Useful Links

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World and Government Links

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Canadian government site for copyrights and other types of intellectual property.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI's Investigative Programs, Cyber Investigations site

U.S. Copyright Office
United States government copyright site

World Intellectual Property Organization
WIPO has a 183-country membership. According to their General Information page, that is over 90% of all the countries in the world. In summary: "The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to helping to ensure that the rights of creators and owners of intellectual property are protected worldwide and that inventors and authors are, thus, recognized and rewarded for their ingenuity."

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Industry-Specific Links

Copyrights & Copywrongs Poster
Easy-to-understand dos and don'ts about copyright, specifically in needlecraft/craft industries.

R.I.G.H.T.S.
Redistribution in Graphics Has To Stop. A site for "online education regarding the redistribution of graphics and other copyrighted materials via the internet."

Stop Digital Piracy Blog
Targeted to digi-scrappers, but relvant to many arts and crafts.

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Other Useful Links

10 Big Myths about copyright explained
An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication.

Bound by Law?
An interesting perspective on copyrights and documentary films portrayed in an on-line comic.

copy_rights Yahoo group
"An open forum for the discussion of copyright, the law and the problems facing designers and other copyright holders in the electronic age."

What is copyright protection?
General copyright information, with emphasis on on-line issues.

WHEN U.S. WORKS PASS INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
A handy reference chart

Wikipedia: Copyright
The Free Encyclopedia: lots of useful information, although it should be fact-checked against other sources.

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