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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Google Book Search: We’ve Come a Long Way

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By Carrie Russell It was almost 10 years ago that ALA members started to discuss Google’s plan to digitize the collection of several research libraries to create a book search database. I recall a lot of grumbling about the ...

    bgoldberg - 11/19/2013 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Copyright

    The Digital Age presents new challenges to fundamental copyright doctrines that are legal cornerstones of library services. Libraries are leaders in trying to maintain a balance of power between copyright holders and users, in keeping with the fundamental ...

    admin - 06/11/2014 - 17:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Video and Copyright

    ALA Library Fact Sheet 7 Please note that ALA cannot give legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact an intellectual property attorney. For general information and guidance, you may contact Program Director Carrie Russell of the ALA Washin ...

    admin - 01/15/2014 - 17:15 - Professional Tools