Original text of the law governing the reproduction and sharing of materials by libraries and archives. (Title 17 section 108). This is the section of the law most relevant for inter-library loan.
This helpful 10 page document covers the basics of copyright in the US.
The CONTU guidelines were established in 1978 to add clarifications to the original copyright law governing ILL. The "Rule of 5" originates from CONTU, and is suggested as best practice in order to avoid copyright infringement. This links to the complete text of the CONTU guidelines.
When providing article copies through ILL, check that there is a copyright statement visible. Many e-journal articles include a copyright notice when downloaded. If there is no notice, you can attach the journal issue's copyright notice or use this standard notice of copyright.
Text of copyright law (Title 17 section 107), which provides the criteria for fair use of materials.
This website has several fair use and copyright resources including an FAQ, helpful charts and tools, a blog, and copyright case opinion summaries.
This tool helps individuals document the specific information needed to support a fair use evaluation.
The University of Texas Libraries maintains a Copyright Crash Course, which has a section specifically for librarians. This includes information on Section 108 as well as fair use and licenses for digital resources.
This white paper, published in 2013, provides a brief but thorough overview of copyright considerations in inter-library loan.
A wiki managed by ALA with many resources including links to copyright law and relevant copyright resources. The wiki also has information on fair use, the First Sale Doctrine, use of videos / movies in the library, and the TEACH act.
An archive of recorded ALA webinars relating to copyright issues.
This annual conference provide librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright, as well as recent updates to relevant law and how they impact library services.
A helpful chart from Cornell University detailing copyright terms and indicating when specific materials become public domain.
A tool from ALA to help determine the copyright status of a work.