ERIC Number: ED403919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Technology and Copyright Law: A Guidebook for the Library, Research, and Teaching Professions.
Bielefield, Arlene; Cheeseman, Lawrence
This book provides librarians, researchers, and teachers with a comprehensive guide to technology and copyright issues, and is written for non-lawyers. Part 1 summarizes the historical and legal background and looks at future trends, including the probable effects of recommendations from the National Information Infrastructure report. Part 2 explores technology and copyright in libraries and classrooms, focusing on fair use doctrine, broadcasting, duplication and distribution, first sale doctrine, and contractual agreements. Part 3 offers information on copyright law and the electronic classroom, networks, and international agreements. Each chapter begins with a set of questions to help focus attention on important issues. Ten chapters are included: (1) Technology and the History of Copyright Law; (2) Technology and Copyright Legislation; (3) Technology and the Future of Copyright; (4) Fair Use: The Basics; (5) Fair Use: Technology in and for the Classroom; (6) Fair Use: Technology in the Library; (7) Section 108: Special Privileges for Libraries and Archives; (8) Contractual Agreements; (9) Distance Learning, Technology, and Copyright; and (10) The Worldwide View. Seven appendices with information from the American Library Association and the Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works include: library copyright warning notices; exclusive rights of copyright owners; limitations on the exclusive rights of copyright owners; legislative materials on Section 108; innocent infringement by library or nonprofit educational institution; fair use guidelines for electronic reserve systems; and intellectual property: an Association of Research Libraries statement of principles. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Software, Contracts, Copyrights, Distance Education, Electronic Classrooms, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Text, Fair Use (Copyrights), Federal Regulation, Futures (of Society), History, Information Dissemination, Information Policy, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Internet, Legal Responsibility, Publications, Reprography, Telecommunications, Trend Analysis, Users (Information)
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick St., New York, NY 10013 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
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