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Librarians, Archivists: Why An International Solution Is Needed For Copyright Exceptions | Intellectual Property Watch

Librarians, Archivists: Why An International Solution Is Needed For Copyright Exceptions | Intellectual Property Watch | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee ended without agreement on the conclusions of the meeting or its future work, to the dismay of librarians and archivists associations. During the week, numerous representatives of these communities gave vigorous accounts of why a treaty is vital to grant them exceptions to copyright.

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Copyright! - We need that treaty!

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Copyright vs accessibility – the challenge of exploitation | IASA 2012 Annual Conference

Springbok Radio was the first and, in the 1950s, only commercial radio station of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). It closed down in 1985 amidst the arrival of SABC TV and other competition, without much of its content preserved by the SABC. Very little documentation survived the closing of the station. The SABC Radio Archives has been battling with access to and copyright of the collection for many years.


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This paper will seek answers to the question of copyright where no information exists, exploitation where funding, staff and time fall short, and the question of actual ownership. How do we make the past available to the future for futures to come?

Retha BuysOther authors: Ilse AssmannInstitution: SABCCountry: SOUTH AFRICA Paper available in the IASA Journal: http://www.iasa-web.org/iasa-journal-no-41-september-2013 (unfortunately only for members)


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Copyright vs accessibility investigated by making archive material available, specific SABC Springbok Radio archive material!

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Copyright for Librarians - the essential handbook

Copyright for Librarians - the essential handbook | The Information Professional | 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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Great resource for copyright for librarians, available for free as well!

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License to thrill: digital copyright | Lexology (Use of Images Online) - podcast

License to thrill: digital copyright | Lexology (Use of Images Online) - podcast | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Morton Fraser
Austin Flynn, Sam Price and Gordon White:

"Have you ever used an image from a Google search for a presentation or uploaded the image to your Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Flickr account?

Have you ever thought about the implications of copyright?

Morton Fraser’s IP experts, Austin Flynn and Same Price, are joined by Gordon White from FatBuzz to discuss the use of images throughout social media networks; what exactly are the implications of ‘good, old fashioned’ copyright in the digital age?

Now that images are very much part of social media, with 240million uploaded to Facebook everyday (that’s 3,000 per second), and are ‘part of the public domain’ who exactly owns what and can you ‘innocently’ use another’s image?

They ask; what is the law surrounding the use of images online? How can you protect yourself and your images? Which license should you use - creative or commercial commons? What are the implications for bloggers? Are T&Cs of these licenses clear enough?"

 

Podcast: http://www.morton-fraser.com/publications/podcasts/3178_license_to_thrill_digital_copyright

 


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UI News: Expert on digital archiving and the law, by Kyle Rimkus - Newsroom America

UI News: Expert on digital archiving and the law, by Kyle Rimkus - Newsroom America | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

A MINUTE WITH LIBRARIAN KYLE RIMKUS ON DIGITAL ARCHIVING AND THE LAW:

 

"Editor’s note: In what has been described as a major victory for the digital humanities, a federal court earlier this month ruled against the Authors Guild in favor of the HathiTrust, a massive digital archive of library materials converted from print that is co-owned and managed by a partnership of more than 60 academic institutions, including the University of Illinois. Kyle Rimkus, preservation librarian at the U. of I., talked with News Bureau news editor Dusty Rhodes about the impact of this ruling."


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Fair Use in Libraries - A Best Practice Guide

Fair Use in Libraries - A Best Practice Guide | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"...Hat tip to the people over at BoingBoing for linking to an excellent new resource for librarians, a Code of Best Practice in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, developed by librarians under the aegis of the Association of Research Libraries.

The Code (its aims and objectives are discussed in greater length here) deals with frequently asked questions in higher education, such as:

When and how much copyrighted material can be digitized for student use? And should video be treated the same way as print? How can libraries’ special collections be made available online? Can libraries archive websites for the use of future students and scholars?

It’s a fascinating and very worthwhile resource, which is free to download here. We’d strongly recommend anyone with an interest in research librarianship, and/or issues in copyright take a look."

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Digital Public Library of America faces uncertainty over functions, by Chris Meadows

Digital Public Library of America faces uncertainty over functions, by Chris Meadows | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Chris Meadows

"On MIT’s Technology Review, Nicholas Carr takes an in-depth look at the creation of the Digital Public Library of America, an attempt at a non-commercial universal electronic library (which I also mentioned last month) that hopes to provide universal access to as much of human knowledge as it can. Carr first looks at Google’s attempt to create Google Book Search, and the negotiated settlement that was thrown out as too overreaching. Though Google is moving ahead with its legal defense, the search market has shifted toward social networking meaning that a book search might not be as attractive to Google as it once was."

 

"But the biggest problem facing the DPLA may be the same one facing Google Books: the question of copyright. While the DPLA’s nonprofit status does open some doors to it that remain shut to Google Books (such as possibly working out the kind of licensing agreements with publishers that have given the commercial Google such trouble), it doesn’t give it carte blanche to offer works that are still under copyright. Having a truly comprehensive digital library could require Congress to pass new laws."

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HubPages Blog » Blog Archive » A Hubber’s Guide to Using Pinterest

HubPages Blog » Blog Archive » A Hubber’s Guide to Using Pinterest | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

BY MADDIE RUUD

 

How to use Pinterest while staying within the rules and staying clear of Copyright issues.

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We Need Copyright 2.0 | American Libraries Magazine

We Need Copyright 2.0 | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Neal Starkey (American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.)

 

"[...] the only way to guarantee lasting public access to the increasingly digitized intellectual wealth of the world is through the reform of copyright law.

We need the creation of solid legal exemptions for libraries to break DRM and to own, circulate, and ­archive digital copies."

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Would used e-books work, redux | TeleRead

Would used e-books work, redux | TeleRead | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Chris Meadows:

"Since the ReDigi lawsuit surfaced a few days ago, some of the e-book blogs have been taking notice.

[...] TeleRead has already looked at these issues a couple of times, with a reprint of a post on first sale by Marilynn Byerly and my own look at digital resale efforts that didn’t get off the ground. Fundamentally, digital and resale currently just don’t mix.

Even if copyright laws permitted the copying necessary for such a resale (which they currently do not), it’s unrealistic to expect people not to try to have their e-cake and eat it too. Just as you can’t make uncrackable media DRM, you can’t really ensure someone is being honest about getting rid of all copies of media he has “resold”."