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Digital Copyright

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By: Paul Pedley

154 pages, Tabs

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Paperback | Oct 2007 | Edition: 2 | #169714 | ISBN-13: 9781856046084
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Digital copyright is still a developing area, and is a potential minefield for information professionals. In the UK there is no Act of Parliament specifically addressing copyright for materials in digital form. Rather the profession is reliant on the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, and how this relates to machine-readable content. This book examines in depth how digital content is treated differently from hard-copy material. The second edition includes a new chapter that takes an in-depth look at digital rights management (DRM). It takes account of the All Party Internet Group's findings of their public inquiry into DRM, published in June 2006; and the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property of December 2006. It also offers a new section on copyright clearance for digital content; current examples of the penalties imposed for file sharing, piracy and counterfeiting; and additional case law examples.


*database right* the application of copyright to websites and intranets* the use of screenshots in presentations* hyperlinking and deep linking* how the copyright exceptions apply to digital content* licences, contracts, or a set of terms and conditions*the interface between copyright law and contract law* model licence agreements* The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003: including the newoffences, particularly relating to the removal or alteration of rightsmanagement information; and the question of circumventing technicalprotection measures such as DRM systems* digital signatures* relevant legal cases* further reading.

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Paul Pedley MA MLib FCLIP is Head of Research at the Economist Intelligence Unit. He is a member of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance, CILIP's Freedom of Information Panel and the Information Rights Forum. Also Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, and Editor of Keeping Within the Law subscription service (Facet Publishing,, Paul regularly runs training courses on copyright and other legal issues.

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