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Johnson, Wendell G. – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Copyright concerns continue to bedevil K-12 librarians, who are often called upon to act as the copyright officers in public schools. This article describes recent copyright developments of concern to these librarians in three areas: a recent court case involving a university library, pending legislation supported by ALA, and a regulatory update.…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians, Court Litigation
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Bollier, David – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Discusses the control of digital content and the stakes for libraries and our democratic culture. Highlights include copyright term extension, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, use of contract law to limit the public domain, database legislation, trademarks versus the public domain, the void in our cultural vocabulary, and the concept of the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Copyrights, Databases, Democracy