The Library's Legal Answer Book

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American Library Association, Dec 31, 2002 - Law - 361 pages
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Every librarian who wants to make wise policy decisions and protect the organization from legal challenges can now consult the library legal team of Minow and Lipinskil Libraries are in the thick of legal issues as new technologies add layers of complexity to everyday work in the library. How do you know what's legal? What can you do to identify and address issues before they turn into bona fide legal matters? Where do you turn for help? In this comprehensive and authoritative, yet easy-to-understand Q & A customized for librarians, you'll find expert guidance on complex issues. With coverage of all the issues of the day - filters, fair use, copyright, Web publishing and Internet use, software sharing, ADA compliance, free speech, privacy, access, and employment and liability issues - you will have a librarian's J.D. in short order! This timely and practical desktop tool: Focuses on quick and reader-friendly answers to common legal questions; Provides examples of legal challenges faced in libraries; Includes precedents and case citations to conduct additional research; Supports libraries in their commitment to access without liability; With detailed and ready-to-apply answers to
 

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Contents

LIBRARIES AND COPYRIGHT
13
DESIGNING THE LIBRARY WEB PAGE
85
FILTERS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON INTERNET ACCESS
124
DIGITAL LIBRARY RESOURCES AND PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES
140
LIBRARY RECORDS AND PRIVACY
163
MEETING ROOMS AND DISPLAYS The Public Soapbox inside the Library
222
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Reference Collection Book Reviews Latchkey Children
240
ISSUES IN LIBRARY EMPLOYMENT
277
FRIENDS THE INTERNET AND LOBBYING
321
Index
339
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Page 27 - ... (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
Page 40 - January 1, 1978, all legal or equitable rights that are equivalent to any of the exclusive rights within the general scope of copyright...

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