For immediate release | January 4, 2013

The no-nonsense guide to legal issues in Web 2.0 and cloud computing

CHICAGO — Web 2.0 tools and cloud computing applications are now fundamental to libraries and information organizations, but many LIS professionals may be unaware of the legal issues involved with their use.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal-Schuman, simplifies the legal principles concerning applications like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Slideshare to ensure that readers use these tools safely and responsibly. Author Charles Oppenheim offers numerous examples of real-world problems and practical solutions, covering the major legal issues raised by Web 2.0, an overview of copyright, other intellectual property and related rights, freedom of information, cloud computing issues, liability issues, risk management approaches licenses, and much more.

Oppenheim is an internationally renowned expert, speaker, author and consultant on legal issues in LIS, particularly in copyright, data protection, freedom of information and cloud computing. He is an Honorary Fellow of CILIP, and a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the European Commission and the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance.

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