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Chart was first published in published in Peter B. Hirtle  [Intellectual Property Officer, Cornel University Library], "Recent Changes To The Copyright Law: Copyright Term Extension," Archival Outlook, January/February 1999.  This version is current as of 6 July 2004. The most recent version is found at http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm.  The chart is based in part on Laura N. Gasaway's chart, "When Works Pass Into the Public Domain," at http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm, and similar charts found in Marie C. Malaro, A Legal Primer On Managing Museum Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998): 155-156.  A useful copyright duration chart by Mary Minow, organized by year, is found at http://www.librarylaw.com/DigitizationTable.htm.  See also Library of Congress Copyright Office. Circular 15a, Duration of Copyright: Provisions of the Law Dealing with the Length of Copyright Protection (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2004) http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ15a.pdf"

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  • Copyright & Fair Use from the Stanford University Libraries

  • Copyright – An Overview from the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute (LII) 

  • Copyright Training Center from the Cornell Copyright Information Center - a collaboration of the Cornell University Library, Cornell Information Technologies, Office of Technologies, Office of University Counsel, and The Cornell Store.