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Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services

By: Graham P Cornish

194 pages, no illustrations

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Paperback | Nov 2009 | Edition: 5 | #182907 | ISBN-13: 9781856046640
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About this book

Cornish's "Copyright", which has become a standard work in its field, explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. This latest edition is revised and expanded in the light of new legislation and some decisions by the courts which have changed our understanding of what the law means. There is also expanded coverage of moral rights and the text has been expanded by the use of practical examples to illustrate complex points. Areas such as originality, databases, and the use of broadcast material in education all receive additional attention. And of course Wikipedia, Flickr, MySpace, Yahoo, Creative Commons and Open Archives are considered in a copyright context.

All types of material that may attract copyright are considered, including: literary, dramatic and musical works; artistic works; sound recordings; films and videos; broadcasts; databases; and, computer programs and websites. The text is complemented by a detailed index that enables the enquirer to pinpoint topics and proposed action quickly and accurately. The appendices lay out the statutory declaration forms, and provide helpful lists of addresses and selected further sources of information.

About previous editions: Cornish's "Copyright", which has become a standard work in its field, explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. About previous editions: 'A real timesaver for the general practitioner attempting to get a quick fix on the day-to-day issues that they may be bombarded with in the context of copyright.' elucidate 'It is succint, is written in a layman's language and is sufficiently comprehensive - My overall impression of the book is that it achieves its aim of being a working tool for the LIS practitioner.' HEA-ICS 'Cornish makes copyright easier to understand and apply. A must for any library.' Library Management


Contents

All types of material that may attract copyright are considered, including: * literary, dramatic and musical works *artistic works * sound recordings * films and videos * broadcasts * databases * computer programs and websites.


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Biography

Graham P. Cornish, until recently Programme Director for the IFLA Availability of Publications Programme and responsible for copyright interpretation throughout the British Library, is now an independent adviser and trainer under the label A(c)opyright Circle.

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