ERIC Number: ED026082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Copyright and Intellectual Property.
Marke, Julius J.
This study of issues related to the public demain policy of the U.S. Office of Education also considers and makes recommendations for the related matters of access to government-financed research, the photocopying of copyrighted materials, and the relationship between copyright and computer technology. Information upon which the study and recommendations are based comes from relevant publications and interviews with over one hundred persons directly involved with the problems, including publishers, educators, copyright lawyers and a librarian. After the issues and view points on the public domain policy are outlined, recommendations are made to resolve the controversy. It is suggested that the government should permit copyrighted commercial publication of the products of government-sponsored research, while at the same time making these materials available to the public in microform through government information systems. Solution to the problems involved with photocopying copyrighted materials involves publishers providing, on a competitive basis, copies of the excerpts of their publications required by the schools. In the analysis of copyright and computer technology, it is predicted that copyright protection in a computer age will not be adequate for authors of scholarly works, and it will probably be most profitable for copyright proprietors to negotiate special arrangements for computer use. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fund for the Advancement of Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Office of Education