Revised edition of: The copyright primer for librarians and educators / Mary Hutchings Reed. 1987.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-142) and index.
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General copyright information -- Fair use -- Library copying under Section 108 -- Classroom photocopying -- College and university photocopying and library reserve room copying -- Musical, dramatic, and nondramatic performances -- Off-air taping -- Videocassettes -- The electronic environment, databases, and digital issues -- Computer software and databases -- Multimedia -- Internet -- Distance education concerns -- Appendixes. (A) Requesting permission for academic copying -- (B) Developing policies on copyright -- (C) Selected court cases -- (D) Resources and addresses -- (E) Copyright sources on the Internet -- (F) Intellectual property -- (G) Fair use in the electronic age -- (H) Sections 106-110 of the Copyright Law of the United States of America.
Building on the handy question-and-answer format introduced in the first edition, Bruwelheide adds commentary on critical developments of the last eight years, especially those related to video, digitization, electronic communications, and emerging technologies of the Global Information Infrastructure. The guide provides users with valuable guidance on the complexities of copyright law. Clear background and concise answers will help readers understand the intent of the law in order to better judge the appropriateness of their actions.