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Association of Research Libraries, 2010
This report summarizes research into the current application of fair use to meet the missions of U.S. academic and research libraries. Sixty-five librarians were interviewed confidentially by telephone for around one hour each. They were asked about their employment of fair use in five key areas of practice: support for teaching and learning,…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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Hoon, Peggy E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2003
In this article, the author provides a spirited defense of librarians' sometimes controversial role in public and legislative controversies over a wide array of topics including fair use, Internet filters, and digital rights to intellectual property. She argues that librarians cannot solve the copyright conundrum for their universities by…
Descriptors: Librarians, Copyrights, Access to Information, Academic Libraries
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. – 1983
Intended to serve as reference materials for discussions with teaching faculty and other members of the university community, this paper and its attachments provide guidelines for members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on fair use and the classroom and library photocopying provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 (PL 94-553).…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Instruction, Compliance (Legal), Copyrights
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Seaman, Scott – Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 1996
Examines sections of the Copyright Act of 1976 in relation to the electronic distribution of reserve readings and fair use in academic libraries. It concludes that copyright dramatically limits the conditions under which fair use may be applied in a simultaneous-user system displaying readings off-site. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Document Delivery, Electronic Text
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Troost, F. William – Library Trends, 1983
Focuses on current events and features of copyright law that affect decisions and policies daily in library media centers. Highlights include exclusive rights of copyright owners; legal exceptions, decisions in court cases contributing to media center administration; and satisfying requirements of Copyright Law and patron needs. Permission-to-use…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Audiovisual Aids, Copyrights, Court Litigation
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Harer, John B.; Huber, C. Edward – College and Research Libraries, 1982
Discusses the lack of consensus among library administrators concerning the intent of the Copyright Act of 1976 with respect to photocopying of materials for use by academic library reserve rooms, and reports on the results of a survey of 37 Virginia academic libraries concerning their reserve room photocopying practices. (JL)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Guidelines