Navigating UK copyright law

For Immediate Release
Fri, 11/13/2015


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association


CHICAGO — The UK’s copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. “Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, brings clarity to what would otherwise be a complex topic. Paul Pedley provides sensible and realistic guidance for all library and information practitioners. Topics covered include:

  • the copyright exceptions or permitted acts most relevant to library and information professionals;
  • lending of print and electronic copyright materials;
  • the range of licensing solutions available to ensure that the use of copyright works is done in compliance with the law;
  • the options available for making copies of orphan works, such as where this is done as part of digitization projects;
  • and an exploration of how information professionals working in corporate environments can copy material legitimately, with instances where this differs from practitioners working in not for profit publicly accessible libraries.

Pedley has been following developments in UK copyright law for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the Libraries and Copyright Alliance since 1998,and regularly trains, lectures and speaks on copyright and other areas of information law. He is the author of a number of books published by Facet Publishing, including “The E-copyright Handbook” and “Essential Law for Information Professionals.”

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