ERIC Number: ED162327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Exemptions and Fair Use in Copyright: The Exclusive Rights Tensions in the 1976 Copyright Act.
Seltzer, Leon E.
To examine the possible impact of the 1976 Copyright Act on the workings of copyright in the United States, this book outlines the historical development of the copyright scheme, looks at how the 1976 act deals with the doctrine of fair use, analyzes the nature and effect of the new act's exemptions from copyright, and explores ways in which copyright legislation reconciles the public policy tensions that result from awarding authors exclusive rights to their work. The book contains appendixes with the following material: the Copyright Act of 1976; House and Senate committee reports on section 107 dealing with fair use; House, Senate, and conference reports on section 108 regarding reproduction by libraries and archives; the 1965 supplementary report of the Register of Copyrights on the general revision of the United States Copyright Law; and the 1935 "Gentlemen's Agreement." (MAI)
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Laws, Legal Problems, Publishing Industry, Reprography
Harvard University Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge Massachusetts 01460 ($17.50 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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