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  1. Copyright

        Dispelling the Myths of Copyright Law Copyright law is not always easy to interpret and is often the source of much confusion for school library media specialists. Continually, the educational enterprise is bombarded with over-reaching interpretations ...

    JHABLEY - 04/24/2014 - 16:49 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Copyright Issues for Growing Digital Collections

    Presenter will share experiences working with a legal services department at an academic campus. After eighteen months of getting no signed copyrights transferred to the university from authors and copyright holders, she was able to convince the legal hea ...

    CMCCONNELL - 08/04/2014 - 13:19 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. E-Content and First Sale

    A question of scarcity and control by Joseph Sanchez Three pressing questions about e-content face the profession: How much content will be exclusively available electronically, how quickly is that developing, and—especially for public librarians—how will ...

    geberhart - 07/14/2014 - 13:42 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Monkey Selfie

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue There are a lot of interesting conflicts these days in the world of digital publishing. But here’s one I didn’t see coming: interspecies copyright disputes. According to the August 7 Guardian (UK) and the Aug ...

    bgoldberg - 08/15/2014 - 10:08 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Used Ebooks

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue So much hinges on copyright. The doctrine of First Sale meant that publishers couldn’t lock libraries out of the market. But digital works, like software, got swept under licensing agreements, with the power ...

    bgoldberg - 08/08/2014 - 10:54 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Public access computers in libraries and liability concerns

    One of the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 amending the U.S. copyright law was Section 512, “limitation on liability relating to material online.”  This provision protects online service providers (OSPs) from liability fo ...

    RGERBER - 07/23/2014 - 14:39 - Professional Tools

  7. Intellectual Freedom Manual Dominates Council III

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Mariam Pera ALA Council met for its third and final session at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, July 1. The Intellectual Freedom Committee presented 14 action items (CD#19.3–19.17) as revisions to th ...

    bgoldberg - 07/02/2014 - 11:12 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Unglue.It: Books That Want to Be Free

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Eric Hellman has the best-named blog ever. H e’s also the creator of unglue.it, “the bookstore for books that want be free.” Part tech lab, part Kickstarter for authors, unglue.it is one of the most creative ...

    bgoldberg - 02/07/2014 - 11:27 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Unconference: Take Two

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By T. J. Szafranski My first ALA Midwinter began the same way my first Annual began: in a dimly lit conference room for an unconference. Unconference is a participant-guided experience that aims to reinvent the informal, un ...

    bgoldberg - 01/25/2014 - 14:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. On the Perils of Licensing; or Bah Humbug Capitalism

    cgharris's blog E-Content By Christopher Harris Cory Doctorow shared the sad tale  on December 15 of one family’s holiday hopes being dashed by bah-humbug capitalism and the slippery nature of contractual licenses. Here is Bill's story, with ano ...

    cgharris - 12/16/2013 - 14:07 - American Libraries Magazine

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