ERIC Number: ED530468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions. Third Edition
Crews, Kenneth D.
Copyright in the world of digital information is changing at a fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload, download, draw on databases, and incorporate materials into Web-based instruction. It's essential to stay abreast of the basics of copyright law and fair use. Kenneth D. Crews has completely revised his classic text to remap the territory with fresh, timely insights into applications of copyright law for librarians, educators, and academics. Readers will: (1) Learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services; (2) Find information quickly with "key points" sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references; (3) Understand the four factors of fair use and related court interpretations; and (4) Get up to speed on current interpretations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act from a librarian-educator viewpoint. "Copyright Law for Educators and Librarians"--highly praised in previous editions--draws on cutting-edge case law in 18 discrete areas of copyright, including specialized and controversial music and sound recording issues. Information professionals will find the tools they need to take control of their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users in this succinct, easy-to-use guide.
Descriptors: Copyrights, Web Based Instruction, Library Services, Librarians, Compliance (Legal), Information Technology, Electronic Publishing, Internet, Educational Technology, Definitions, Federal Legislation, Court Litigation, Music, Audiovisual Aids, Multimedia Materials, School Personnel, Faculty, Distance Education, Check Lists, Archives, Duplication, Legal Responsibility
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Library Association
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Copyright Law 1976; Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998; Technology Education and Copyright Harmonization Act 2002