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Practical Copyright for Information Professionals

By: Sandy Norman

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Paperback | Mar 2004 | #146465 | ISBN: 1856044904
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De-mystifies the complicated law of copyright and related rights. The author provides commonsense, practical guidance on respecting and keeping on the right side of the copyright law in your library or information service. The recent changes emanating from the EU Copyright Directive are covered extensively together with in-depth chapters on compliance with the new rules. Although this is a one-size-fits-all guide, sectoral differences are highlighted and discussed. As well as being an indispensable guide for library and information staff, the guide is also essential for researchers, academics, teachers, reprographics staff and technicians - and,indeed, for anyone who uses, or wants to learn about using, copyright material.

'It is clear from reading the book that the author has spent a considerable amount of time researching and understanding copyright law, while at the same time writing in a non-legalese style.' [Information World Review] Norman's book, chatty in style, makes a good read and can be recommended to anyone wanting a general introduction to UK copyright law.' [Journal of Documentation] 'The book is well laid out, and I think the author has excelled in bringing together issues relevant to such a disparate profession.' [Legal Information Management] 'This book is likely to be a regularly consulted reference volume for library workers, information managers and anyone who manages the use of copyright material and needs an accessible introduction to copyright law.' [Freepint] 'This book is a summation of Norman's considerable knowledge and experience in an easily digestable format, and along with Cornish and Padfield, is a 'must have' purchase for your shelves.' [Update]


Areas covered include: What is copyright? The economic and moral rights; the materials protected by copyright and who owns copyright; the different terms of protection Statutory exceptions and limitations: fair dealing; library regulations; education Public lending of copyright materials Copyright compliance solutions: fair practice statutory copying; contractual and licensing solutions What is infringement? Avoiding the risks; learning from disputes and case law The international scene: international copyright agreements; what is happening in Europe and other parts of the world Case studies and frequently asked questions Where to go to learn more. Where to go to learn more.

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Sandy Norman BA DipLib FCLIP is a freelance copyright consultant and, until recently, was the Copyright Adviser to CILIP. She has been involved with copyright matters for 14 years and has written many articles and presented papers both nationally and internationally on copyright issues. For several years, Sandy was the Secretary of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA), and was also a member of other major committees on copyright including the EBLIDA Experts Copyright Group and the IFLA Committee on Copyright and other Legal Matters. From 1992 to 1996, she was the Copyright Adviser to IFLA, where she represented IFLA at major meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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