fair use

  • Copyright Resource

    Copyright issues can often come up between vendors and libraries.  Often this can be intimidating for someone who doesn’t know much about copyright.  Here is a blog post about a handbook that can help librarians navigate some of the aspects of copyright that we regularly encounter.   The Copyright Librarian  Continue reading

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  • Information has value

    ACRL recently released its Final Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. It reminds us that users, whether college students or not, start with the perception that information is “free” and lack understanding of how personal information is being commodified.The third frame – “Information has value” – addresses the complex values associated with information by… Continue reading


  • Grimmelmann on the GSU E-Reserves Opinon

    NYLS Professor of Law James Grimmelmann can always be counted on for immediate, deeply informed, crystalline commentary on the latest IP issues.  His blog,The Laboratorium, has an excellent preliminary assessment of the GSU decision here. Continue reading

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  • Ruling in GSU Suit

    It never good for relations between libraries and information vendors when the latter sues the former in federal court.  But at least the ruling in the Georgia State University copyright infringement suit might bring some desperately needed clarity to fair use determinations made by academic libraries.  The ruling is here.   Early expert commentary can… Continue reading

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