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Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions

By: Kenneth D Crews

American Library Association

Paperback | Jan 2012 | Edition: 3 | #193015 | ISBN-13: 9780838910924
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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.

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Kenneth D. Crews has specialized in copyright issues as they relate to education, libraries, and research for more than 25 years. He directs the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University and teaches in the Columbia Law School. After studying history at Northwestern and law at Washington University, he earned a PhD in library and information science at UCLA. Dr. Crews has been a professor of law, library science, and business, and he held a named professorship in law at Indiana University. At Indiana he established the first office in the country specifically addressing copyright policy issues at universities. His services have been called upon by numerous colleges and universities, and by the U.S. State Department and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Kenneth Crews was the first recipient of the Ray Patterson Award from the American Library Association.

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