ERIC Number: ED352057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Copyright in Special Libraries in a Non-Commercial Environment.
Library Association, London (England).
This guide explains how the United Kingdom Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 affects librarians and information workers in professional bodies and charitable organizations, and offers guidance on interpreting the main provisions of the law. The guide begins by providing definitions, clarifying what materials are subject to copyright, the length of the copyright period, and copyright ownership. Copyright restrictions and infringement are then addressed, followed by a description of the "fair dealing" provisions of the act and explanations of what materials may be legally copied for use in research or private study, criticism and review, and news reporting. Limits on and conditions governing library copying are also explained, as well as copyright licensing. Copyright provisions for audiovisual and electronic materials are then described. Some miscellaneous advice and guidance for using self-service photocopiers and fax machines and the application of copyright law to specific kinds of publications conclude the guide. A list of prescribed libraries and archives, a copy of the prescribed copyright declaration form, and a list of useful addresses are appended. The publication is indexed by type of publication or medium. (Contains 14 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library Association, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom