The required textbook is:
Kenneth D. Crews, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions, Third Edition (3rdrevised edition ed.). ISBN 978-0838910924. Yes, this is an updated version of his book and, yes, it is very worthwhile getting this specific version.
Additional readings are taken from:
- Copyright Law of the United States and Related Laws Contained in Tıtle 17 of the United States Code (Circular 92), October 2009, online in its entirety at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/circ92.pdf
- Edward Samuels. The Illustrated Story of Copyright. Thomas Dunne Books, December 2000, online in its entirety at http://www.edwardsamuels.com/illustratedstory/index.htm (free). The online version is good for reading short passages. I tell students to consider obtaining a copy through interlibrary loan or finding a used copy (which is how I got mine). Samuels includes a history of copyright law in the U.S., which I found to be useful.
- Peter Hirtle, Emily Hudson and Andrew Kenyon. Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009. Online in its entirety at