Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide / Edition 5

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Copyright continues to be a timely topic as technology makes determining who owns what more and more complex. Written by the leading copyright authority for libraries, Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition is a thoroughly updated version of the industry standard on copyright matters affecting schools.

Starting with an overview of copyright law, the book goes on to cover specific topics medium by medium, including print, software, music, video, multimedia, and more. It addresses new technologies in common use in schools and school libraries and also includes new cases and interpretations, statutory citations, guidance on best practices, and real life questions and answers to typical copyright dilemmas faced by schools. On the theory that preventing legal action is always simpler than defending it, the advice throughout is designed to enable schools to take advantage of their rights under copyright law, while avoiding the "bleeding edge" that may make them targets for copyright owners.

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"Although many people think that a book on copyright would be a cure for insomnia, Carol Simpson's writing style and pointed examples create an entertaining and frightening book. Simpson has updated her guide to include recent court cases, revisions of copyright law, and guidelines that affect schools. This edition includes chapters on the law, public domain, fair use, print, audiovisual, music, multimedia, distance learning, and software. Simpson then discusses school library exemptions, permissions, managing copyright, administrators' roles, and policies. The 15 appendices include sample forms, policies, and brochures. Simpson has long been recognized as an expert in school copyright law and many of us read her column, "Copyright Question of the Month," religiously. Her experience enables her to look at many aspects of copyright law to find a reasonable and safe answer. Her practical knowledge of the law plus her knowledge of the reality of schools lifts this book above other guides. Simpson's concrete question and answer sidebars illustrate the law and clarify fine points. Even if you already own the third edition, you will want this update. In the four years since the last edition, there have been new court cases (Napster) and technology continues to make it easier and easier to violate copyright. Index. Highly Recommended." - Library Media Connection

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586833930
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Series: Copyright Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 517,277
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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