Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators

Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions Kenneth D. Crews


Copyright in the world of digital information is changing at a fevered pace, even as educators and librarians digitize, upload, download, draw on databases, and incorporate materials into Web-based instruction. It's essential to stay abreast of the basics of copyright law and fair use. Kenneth D. Crews has completely revised his classic text to remap the territory with fresh, timely insights into applications of copyright law for librarians, educators, and academics. Readers will

  • Learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services
  • Find information quickly with “key points” sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references
  • Understand the four factors of fair use and related court interpretations
  • Get up to speed on current interpretations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act from a librarian-educator viewpoint

Copyright Law for Educators and Librarians--highly praised in previous editions--draws on cutting-edge case law in 18 discrete areas of copyright, including specialized and controversial music and sound recording issues. Information professionals will find the tools they need to take control of their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users in this succinct, easy-to-use guide.