Copyright Articles & Interviews

Jonathan Band, ALA’s outside counsel on copyright matters, has written extensively on library issues.

Helpful background:

Libraries as Creatures of Copyright: Why Librarians Care about Intellectual Property Law and Policy
by Carol C. Henderson, former Executive Director Washington Office, American Library Association (1998)

Users' Rights in Copyright: An Interview with Ray Patterson (December, 1999)

The Publisher Over Your Shoulder. . .
by Grant Painter (February, 2000)

Duration of Copyright Protection
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act

Hypertext Linking and Copyright Issues

What is Fair Use?
Article on the Fair Use Doctrine