2nd ed. - Chicago : American Library Association, 2006.
Book — 1 online resource (ix, 141 pages) : illustrations
The reach of copyright
The scope of protectable works
Works without copyright protection
Rights of ownership
Duration and formalities: how long do copyrights last?
Who owns the copyright?
The rights of copyright owners
Exceptions to the rights of owners
Working with fair use
Fair use: getting started
Fair use: understanding the four factors
Getting comfortable with fair use: applying the four factors
The meaning of fair-use guidelines
Focus on education and libraries
Distance education and the TEACH Act
Libraries and the special provisions of
Responsibilities, liabilities, and doing the right thing
Music and copyright
The digital millennium copyright act
Copyright and unpublished materials
Permission from copyright owners.
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 copyright law and fair use without information overload. For fresh, timely insights and application of copyright law for librarians, educators, and academics, Professor Crews maps the territory in a dramatically revised edition of "Copyright Essentials". 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. Highly praised in its 2000 edition, the new "Copyright Essentials" 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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)