“Know your rights. These are your rights.” – The Clash
Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright code allows libraries and archives, under certain circumstances, to make reproductions of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder. ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy is happy to release the Section 108 Spinner. The spinner is a useful tool that can help determine whether a particular reproduction is covered by the 108 exemption.
We’ll be bringing some of the spinners to ALA’s midwinter meeting in Denver this weekend. If we don’t see you there, check out the online version of the spinner!
The 108 Spinner joins the Public Domain Slider in our repertoire of great copyright tools. Thanks again to Michael Brewer for his tireless work in developing both of these resources!