ERIC Number: ED352035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Libraries, Users and Copyright: Proprietary Rights and Wrongs.
Bookmark, v50 n2 Win 1992
Computers, microfilm, cable television, satellite communications, photocopiers and other technical developments brought about general revision to U.S. Copyright Law, which was enacted in 1976 and became effective on January 1, 1978. The 17 articles in this issue of The Bookmark consider how the law has resolved the main problems: (1) "Libraries, Users and Copyright: Proprietary Rights and Wrongs--Introduction" (John Rothman); (2) "Living with the Copyright Law: Difficult, Yes. Impossible, No." (R. Bruce Rich); (3) "Section 108: Expanding the Librarian's Traditional Role" (Marilyn J. Kretsinger); (4) "News from the Courts" (Joanne D. S. Armstrong); (5) "Collective Licensing as a Practical Solution" (Joseph S. Alen); (6) "Copyright and Preservation: An Overview" (Robert L. Oakley); (7) "Fax--A Special Case" (David James Ensign); (8) "The Myth of Library Immunity from Copyright Infringement" (Randall Coyne); (9) "Fair Use and Unpublished Materials" (Sara Robbins); (10) "Circulating Media in Public Libraries: What Is Legal? What Is Safe?" (Mary Keelan); (11) "Databases and Their Offspring" (Alan R. Greengrass); (12) "I'm Not My Brother's Keeper: Why Libraries Shouldn't Worry Too Much about What Patrons Do with Library Materials at Home" (Mary Brandt Jensen); (13) "The Federal Government's Electronic Data Files: Questions of Access Rights and Cost" (Susan L. Dow); (14) "The International Scene" (Joseph S. Alen); (15) "Copyright Research Basics: How To Help Patrons Locate the Copyright Information They Need" (Joanne D. S. Armstrong); (16) "Public Policy Perspectives on Intellectual Property and the Public Good" (Michael J. Remington); and (17) "What Reference Librarians Need To Know" (Deirdre C. Stam). An article on the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Task Force by Helen F. Flowers is also included. (KRN)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Court Litigation, Databases, Facsimile Transmission, Fair Use (Copyrights), Federal Legislation, International Law, Legal Responsibility, Library Role, Preservation, Public Policy, Reference Services, Reprography, Users (Information)
Documents/Gift and Exchange, New York State Library, Albany, NY 12230 ($4; year's subscription, $15).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Library, Albany.