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Copyright for Librarians - the essential handbook

Copyright for Librarians - the essential handbook | Information Science | Scoop.it

Copyright for Librarians" (CFL) is an online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

The goal is to provide librarians in developing and transition countries information concerning copyright law. More specifically, it aspires to inform librarians concerning copyright law in general; the aspects of copyright law that most affect libraries; and how librarians in the future could most effectively participate in the processes by which copyright law is interpreted and shaped.

 

Download for free as a pdf:

 

http://www.eifl.net/system/files/201301/cfl_book_download.pdf


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 8, 2013 5:03 AM

Great resource for copyright for librarians, available for free as well!

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Judge Says Fair Use Protects Universities in Book-Scanning Project | Threat Level | Wired.com

Judge Says Fair Use Protects Universities in Book-Scanning Project | Threat Level | Wired.com | Information Science | Scoop.it

"A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a copyright infringement lawsuit against universities that participated in a massive book-digitization project in conjunction with Google without permission from rights holders.

U.S. District Judge Harold Baer of New York dismissed an infringement lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild and other writers’ guilds, saying the universities had a fair use defense. The guild accused the University of California, University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Cornell University and University of Michigan of wanton copyright infringement for scanning and placing the books into the so-called HathiTrust Digital Library.

The trust consists of 10 million digital volumes, 73 percent of which are protected by copyright. The trust provides full-text searches only with a rights holder’s permission, and gives full-text access for readers with “certified print disabilities,” Baer said."


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E-books και πνευματικά δικαιώματα: Η λογοτεχνία δεν πρέπει να γίνει μουσική

E-books και πνευματικά δικαιώματα: Η λογοτεχνία δεν πρέπει να γίνει μουσική | Information Science | Scoop.it
Τέσσερις αντίστοιχες παγκόσμιες βιομηχανίες έχουν πέσει θύματα της εξάπλωσης του διαδικτύου: Η μουσική, ο κινηματογράφος, τα ηλεκτρονικά παιχνίδια και το λογισμικό υπολογιστών. Οποιοδήποτε τραγούδι, ταινία, παιχνίδι ή πρόγραμμα μπορεί σε ελάχιστο χρόνο να αναζητηθεί και να «κατέβει» εύκολα και δωρεάν. Εάν στη λίστα προστεθούν και τα e-books, τα μαύρα σύννεφα θα αρχίσουν να πυκνώνουν επικίνδυνα στο λογοτεχνικό ουρανό. Αναμενόμενο σε μεγάλο βαθμό και αναπόφευκτα οδυνηρό. Κι όμως η λογοτεχνία έχει μια ελπίδα να γλιτώσει από την καταιγίδα της peer-to-peer διαδικτυακής πειρατείας, κι ο λόγος είναι απλός: Ο τελευταίος πάντα μαθαίνει από τα λάθη των προηγούμενων (ή τουλάχιστον έχει το συγκριτικό πλεονέκτημα της εμπειρίας τους).

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Ημερίδα "Κατοχύρωση Πνευματικών Δικαιωμάτων - Μια πρόκληση για την αξιοποίηση της έρευνας"

Ημερίδα "Κατοχύρωση Πνευματικών Δικαιωμάτων - Μια πρόκληση για την αξιοποίηση της έρευνας" | Information Science | Scoop.it

H Μονάδα Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας του Εθνικού Μετσόβιου Πολυτεχνείου διοργανώνει ημερίδα με θέμα: "Κατοχύρωση πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων - Μια πρόκληση για την αξιοποίηση της έρευνας".

 

Η Ημερίδα θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο ΕΜΠ (Αμφιθέατρο πολυμέσων, ισόγειο κτηρίου βιβλιοθήκης) στις 18 Δεκεμβρίου 2012 (9.30 - 13.20), και θα επικεντρωθεί στα ζητήματα προστασίας των πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων, ζητήματα που αποτελούν κρίσιμη παράμετρο στη διαδικασία παραγωγής και αξιοποίησης της γνώσης.


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Inside the Quest to Put the World's Libraries Online - Atlantic Mobile

Inside the Quest to Put the World's Libraries Online - Atlantic Mobile | Information Science | Scoop.it

Esther Yi:

"For all their differences, Google and the DPLA do share a major hurdle: Copyright law, which prevents the digitization of orphan works, numbering around 5 million and constituting about 50 to 70 percent of books published after 1923. Orphans are works whose rights holders are not known; they may be dead or unaware of their entitlement. Google's settlement would have given the company license to appropriate orphan works for posterity—a move that would have opened up a trove of previously unavailable works, at the expense of granting Google unprecedented control through litigation. The DPLA faces a similar problem: As some members pointed out in a gathering last year, out-of-print and orphan works—content in the "yellow zone" of copyright—outnumber both public domain and in-copyright works, "making legal reforms necessary for the success of a DPLA," according to meeting notes. Jason Schultz, an assistant professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and a DPLA member focusing on legal issues, says that the coalition wants to strike the right balance between the rights of copyright owners to be properly compensated and the rights of public access. The DPLA will not violate copyright, and it will begin with a foundation of public-domain works. The organization is trying to figure out the best case for fair use of out-of-print or unpublished works to argue that public access to this literature benefits society and serves a "higher" purpose.


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