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European Community Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society ("the Directive") entered into force on 22 June 2001. Article 13 requires the Directive to be transposed into the national laws of EU Member States before 22 December 2002. The Directive harmonises rights in certain key areas, primarily to meet the challenge of the Internet and e-commerce, and digital technology in general. It also deals with exceptions to these rights and legal protection for technological aspects of rights management systems. This consultation concerns the precise way that UK law in this area should be amended in order to comply with the Directive.
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Matthew Rimmer writes that the Supreme Court of the United States has rejected a constitutional challenge to the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act 1998 (U.S.) by a majority of seven to two. This paper evaluates the litigation in terms of policy debate in a number of discourses history, intellectual property law, constitutional law and freedom of speech, cultural heritage, economics and competition policy, and international trade. It argues that the extension of the copyright term will inhibit the dissemination of cultural works through the use of new technologies such as Eric Eldred's Eldritch Press and Project Gutenberg. It concludes that there is a need to resist the attempts of copyright owners to establish the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act 1998 (U.S.) as an international model for other jurisdictions such as Australia. (First Monday 8(6)June 2003)
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Marjorie Heins debates copyright in this Julie M. Boucher Memorial Lecture, Colorado Association of Libraries, held 18 October 2002. It is a comprehensive review of copyright law and current litigation in the United States.
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A FAQ about copyright and books. Questions include: How Can I Tell Whether a Book Can Go Online? How do I get permission from the copyright holder? How do I find out whether the book is in the public domain?
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Duane Webster summarises in this conference paper, the problems inherent in current U.S. copyright laws. The paper is written for an audience that is not familiar with the intricacies of the law. (28 December 2002)
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Catherine Ayre and Adrienne Muir describe The Copyright and Licensing for Digital Preservation (CLDP) project, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, ran from September 2002 to March 2004. The project's aim was to investigate whether and how copyright legislation and licensed access to digital content affect the ability of libraries to provide long-term access to that content, and to suggest solutions for any problems identified. (D-Lib Magazine 10(3) March 2004).
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Robert S. Boynton discusses copyright in the United States, its effect on the Web, publishers and students. (New York Times Magazine 25 January 2004).
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Tutorial for faculty on what they can and can't do, on campus and in distance education: what is fair use, how do you find out who owns what, what licensing resources are available, and more. Useful for librarians too.
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From the Copyright Clearance Center, this report highlights the issues on use and lending of materials in the e-reserves collection. (2005).
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