There are many FREE intellectual property awareness tools and tutorials found on the Web. These range from copyright and Fair Use guidelines to patent and trademark primers for everyone from inventors to musicians. Below is a short listing of such practical sites:

Columbia University Libraries > Copyright Advisory Office > Copyright, Fair Use, and Education

Cornell University > Copyright Information Center > Resources 

Northern Kentucky University > W. Frank Steely Library > Creative Thinking (Student Lessons for Educators)

Stanford University Libraries > Copyright & Fair Use > Charts & Tools

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office > Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office >IP Assessment Awareness Tool  

University of Texas Libraries > Copyright Crash Course

World Intellectual Property Organization > WIPO Publications

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