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Through real-life examples, ALA copyright expert Russell illustrates how librarians can be advocates for a fair and balanced copyright law and provides guidance for both common copyright issues and latest trends. She also addresses the intricacies of copyright in the digital world and recent copyright legislation, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH).
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School Library Journal
This comprehensive treatise views eight major components of the copyright issue through the eyes of a cast of imaginary librarians and library users. Readers will be attracted to the cartoon characters and humorous profiles that lead into each section. In "Maggie Discovers Copyright," a savvy fifth grader has concerns about automatic copyright, public domain, and copyright duration. Another chapter, "Lena Posts a Web site," guides a library media specialist through posting a pathfinder on her school's Web site. "Charles Seeks Permission" guides a special-collections librarian through the process of seeking copyright permission to digitize articles for a publicly accessible Web site. Scenarios expand on related copyright components for easier problem solving, and clustering makes the information accessible from the table of contents as well as from the index. Nearly 100 pages of appended material, in contrasting color, contain portions of the copyright law, court cases, and fair use guidelines. The format features a spiral binding, font variations, and colored inset boxes with tips, facts, Q & As, and note-taking pages. This is an interesting guide, but with its busy format and many insert boxes, it's more of an armchair read than a reference source.-Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838935439
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Maggie discovers copyright
Ch. 2 Professor Kahn exercises fair use
Ch. 3 Veronda donates books and videos to the local library
Ch. 4 Ben's interlibrary loan request is denied
Ch. 5 Lena posts a Web site with hyperlinks
Ch. 6 Charles seeks permission from a copyright holder
Ch. 7 Walter clicks "yes" to an online license agreement
Ch. 8 Lola Lola is an advocate for balanced copyright law
App. A Selected portions of the copyright law
App. B Fair use guidelines
App. C Selected copyright court cases
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