Welcome to the Web site for the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), whose members include the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.
The TEACH Act expands the scope of educators' rights to perform and display works and to make the copies necessary for such performances and displays within digital distance education, making the rights closer to those faculty have traditionally enjoyed in face-to-face teaching.
For those with twenty-or-more minutes, this distillation of content from the U.S. Copyright Office's website will provide more detail on copyright matters, including links to sections of the Copyright Act of particular interest to those in academia.
This is an online interactive tutorial that introduces creators and users of information to the basics of copyright law by covering copyright principles, noting the requirements for copyright protection, and presenting the factors involved in the use of and access to copyrighted material. Consists of 21 questions and answers, including illustrative scenarios and resources for further study.
Created by Georgia Harper in 2001, this outstanding resource covers fair use and copyright ownership, delves into matters concerning digitization, creating multimedia, and licensing and offers a tutorial in copyright basics. Some parts are dated, but it's still a worthwhile educational resource.
Copyright Policies: CLIP Note 39 title is compiled by Patricia Keogh and Rachel Crowley. Copyright Policies in College Libraries, CLIP Note Number 39 has been developed to serve as a resource for those who create or update academic library and campus copyright policies. It offers a compilation of copyright policies in use at college and university libraries. It provides information on policy content, copyright monitoring, and educating on copyright. This collection of selected copyright policies, covering a range of print and digital resources, will assist library and campus personnel with their own work.
Librarians and information professionals have ethical and legal responsibilities not only to their users, but also to the information they make available-including the copyrighted materials they license, loan, digitize, and deliver. Tomas Lipinski, a library educator, licensed attorney, and frequent presenter of copyright workshops, offers this comprehensive guide to copyright liability issues specifically aimed at libraries and information centers. This guide is a librarian's primer for copyright risk-management. It covers direct, contributory, and vicarious infringement; immunity; damage remission; notice provisions; and more. Current, practical, and authoritative, Lipinski includes discussions of the DMCA, TEACH Act, and other recent legislation as well as sample notices, policies, and audit tools. His coverage of print, non-print, and new technologies (Web sites, distance education, circulating software, e-books etc.), makes this handbook essential for public, academic, and school librarians.
This authoritative reference to the thorny issues of copyright, trademarks and patents provides detailed explanations of the various types of intellectual property, how they differ, what they cover and how the protections affect library work and services to customers.
"In this updated version of Technology and Copyright Law the authors expand on new developments in the world of copyright, including those in the areas of legislation and case law. Special chapters provide information on the law's enablement for those who work with the blind and physically handicapped and the use of copyrighted materials in distance education." [From publisher's description]
Metaphors, moral panics, folk devils, Jack Valenti, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, predictable irrationality, and free market fundamentalism are a few of the topics covered in this lively, unflinching examination of the Copyright Wars: the pitched battles over new technology, businessmodels, and most of all, consumers.In Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, William Patry lays bare how we got to where we are: a bloated, punitive legal regime that has strayed far from its modest, but important roots. Patry demonstrates how copyright is a utilitarian government program--not a property or moral right. As a governmentprogram, copyright must be regulated and held accountable to ensure it is serving its public purpose. Just as Wall Street must serve Main Street, neither can copyright be left to a Reaganite "magic of the market."The way we have come to talk about copyright--metaphoric language demonizing everyone involved--has led to bad business and bad policy decisions. Unless we recognize that the debates over copyright are debates over business models, we will never be able to make the correct business and policydecisions.A centrist and believer in appropriately balanced copyright laws, Patry concludes that calls for strong copyright laws, just like calls for weak copyright laws, miss the point entirely: the only laws we need are effective laws, laws that further the purpose of encouraging the creation of new worksand learning. Our current regime, unfortunately, creates too many bad incentives, leading to bad conduct. Just as President Obama has called for re-tooling and re-imagining the auto industry, Patry calls for a remaking of our copyright laws so that they may once again be respected.p align="center"embed width="458" height="84" menu="true" loop="true" play="true" src="/documents/Flash/banner(2).swf" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"/embed/p