Copyright Readings – Monday June 7th

June 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Posted in PRATT SILS 684 | 5 Comments

Here is the excerpt from Crew’s excellent book on what librarians should know about copyright. Our guest will promptly arrive at 6 and leave at 7:30.  Because we will stay longer tonight (6/2), we will have a shorter day on the 7th.



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  1. Wikipedia must have been listening in to our class last night =>

    From what I have read it is a pretty recent item…

    Have a good Thursday!

  2. And another good resource =>

    This is a partially open source basic wiki-like index of law library blogs in various states of updated-ness… Some are good, some are lacking, some are regurgitations of other news and some simply abandoned…

  3. Questions for the speaker:

    1) Given the state of the news business, is there a concern the government will incentivize in areas that will impact copyright and the subsequent law?

    2) What are recent developments in the international community around copyright and electronic resources?

    3) Based on the current copyright concerns, what are the topics you see most challenging in the next 5+ years?

  4. Question for guest lecturer:
    1. How much influence does the Copyright Clearance Center have over changes copyright legislation and in how copyright cases are ajudicated?

    2. Are the four factors to consider regarding fair use equal in weight? What happens when circumstances dictate that two of the factors weigh in favor, while the other two do not?

    3. Crews is clearly not in favor of fair-use guidelines, and instead, strongly encourages relying on the four factors of the law, suggesting their ambiguity provides a flexibility that is typically lost when guidelines are enforced. Would you agree or disagree, and why?

  5. I’d caught snippets of this on a public access channel (in the days when I still had television). I thought I’d pass it along in the event that some of you had not seen it. So, without further ado, for your viewing pleasure:

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