Revised edition of: Copyright essentials for librarians and educators. 2000.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-132) and index.
The reach of copyright -- The scope of protectable works -- Works without copyright protection -- Rights of ownership -- Duration and formalities: how long do copyrights last? -- Who owns the copyright? -- The rights of copyright owners -- Exceptions to the rights of owners -- Working with fair use -- Fair use: getting started -- Fair use: understanding the four factors -- Getting comfortable with fair use: applying the four factors -- The meaning of fair-use guidelines -- Focus on education and libraries -- Distance education and the TEACH Act -- Libraries and the special provisions of Section 108 -- Responsibilities, liabilities, and doing the right thing -- Special features -- Music and copyright -- The digital millennium copyright act -- Copyright and unpublished materials -- Permission from copyright owners.
Offers practical information on copyright definitions for librarians and educators, and describes the fundamentals of copyright law for printed works, software, art, Websites, and much more.