Interpreting the UK Copyright Act

For Immediate Release
Thu, 08/06/2015


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association


CHICAGO— Graham P. Cornish’s “Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. The new sixth edition is revised and expanded in the light of new legislation that came into force in 2014/5 and some decisions by the courts that have changed our understanding of what the law means. There is also coverage of moral rights and the text amplified by the use of practical examples to illustrate complex points. Areas such as originality, databases and the use of broadcast material in education all receive detailed attention. All types of material that may attract copyright are thoroughly considered, including:

  • literary, dramatic and musical works;
  • artistic works;
  • sound recordings;
  • films and videos;
  • broadcasts;
  • databases and computer programs;
  • Wikipedia, Creative Commons and Open Archives and social media;
  • websites.

Cornish has worked in the field of copyright since 1983 and advised the British Library on copyright matters for 18 years. He has run workshops and seminars in many different sectors of the information industry. He now works as an independent advisor and trainer in all aspects of copyright under the label ©opyright Circle.

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or