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What You Don't Know About Copyright, but Should
May 29, 2011

A lawyer and a librarian, Ms. Sims is copyright-program librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She's there to help people on campus and beyond—both users and owners of protec…

Fair Use Challenges in Academic and Research Libraries
December 20, 2010

This report summarizes research into the current application of fair use to meet the missions of U.S. academic and research libraries. Sixty-five librarians were interviewed confidentially by tel…

Streaming of Films for Educational Purposes
February 19, 2010

Recent reports of the disagreement between University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an association of distributors of educational films concerning the streaming of films from course websi…

Fair Use in the U.S. Economy
November 22, 2007

While policymakers pay much attention to copyrights, exceptions to copyright protection also promote innovation and are a major catalyst of U.S. economic growth. Specific exceptions to copyright …

Educational Fair Use Today
December 14, 2007

Three recent appellate decisions concerning fair use should give educators and librarians greater confidence and guidance for asserting this important privilege. In all three decisions, the court…

The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy
September 26, 2007

The fundamental goals of media literacy education -- to cultivate critical thinking about media and its role in culture and society and to strengthen creative communication skills -- are compromi…

The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance
January 1, 2005

The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance was designed for academic institutions to help answer questions ranging from basic copyright law to the more complex topics of ILL and e-reserves. …

Campus Copyright Rights and Responsibilities: A Basic Guide to Policy Considerations
January 1, 2005

The American Association of Universities produced a new white paper designed to help colleges and universities navigate copyright issues. "Campus Copyright Rights and Responsibilities: A Basic…

Acquiring Copyright Permission to Digitize and Provide Open Access to Books
January 1, 2005

What are the stumbling blocks to digitization? Is copyright law a major barrier? Is it easier to negotiate with some types of publishers than with others? To what extent does the age of the materia…

They Say Copyrights Wrong: Creative Commons Seeks Easier Way to Use Others' Protected Material
January 1, 2004

Artists and scholars who believe the current copyright system unduly stifles creativity are pushing a less restrictive alternative that they call the Creative Commons. …

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