Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions

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American Library Association, 2006 - Law - 141 pages
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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 copyright law and fair use without information overload. For fresh, timely insights and application of copyright law for librarians, educators, and academics, Professor Crews maps the territory in a dramatically revised edition of Copyright Essentials. Readers will: learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services; find information quickly with key points sidebars, legislative citations and cross-references; understand the four factors of fair use and related court interpretations;and get up to speed on current interpretations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act from a librarian-educator viewpoint. Highly praised in its 2000 edition, the new Copyright Essentials draws on cutting edge case law in 18 discrete areas of copyright, including specialized and controversial music and sound recording issues. their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users in this succinct, easy-to-use guide.

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I found this book to have solid summaries and recommendations. I also really liked the worksheets in the appendices. I think I would find these very helpful when making decisions. Read full review

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Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators By Kenneth D. Crews Project of the Copyright Management Center (CMC) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The CMC has a primary mission of ... Read full review


The Scope of Protectable Works
Works without Copyright Protection
Duration and Formalities How Long Do Copyrights Last?
Who Owns the Copyright?
The Rights of Copyright Owners
Exceptions to the Rights of Owners
Fair Use Getting Started
Fair Use Understanding the Four Factors
Music and Copyright
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Copyright and Unpublished Materials
Permission from Copyright Owners
Selected provisions from the U S Copyright Act
Checklist for Fair Use
Checklist for the TEACH Act
Model Letter for Permission Requests

Getting Comfortable with Fair Use Applying the Four Factors
The Meaning of FairUse Guidelines
Distance Education and the TEACH Act
Libraries and the Special Provisions of Section 108
Responsibilities Liabilities and Doing the Right Thing

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About the author (2006)

Kenneth D. Crews is the Samuel R. Rosen II Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property and Innovation at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, with a joint appointment to the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.

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