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ALA Washington Office copyright event “too good to be true”

On Tuesday, November 18th, the American Library Association (ALA) held a panel discussion on recent judicial interpretations of the doctrine of fair use. The discussion, entitled “Too Good to be True: Are the Courts Revolutionizing Fair Use for Education, Research

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ALA to host copyright policy discussion in Washington, D.C.

#174601328 / gettyimages.com The way we access and use information in the digital age is fundamentally mediated by copyright policy. For several decades, this policy has been largely shaped by commercial interests. However, in the last three years, several court

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Libraries again fight for exemptions from “Digital Locks” copyright law

For astronomers, it might be once in a few million years when a key comet comes back around.  For a soccer-crazed world, it’s every four years until the World Cup is back in play.  For library-focused copyright “geeks” the not-really-magic-at-all

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Fun with Dick and Jane, and Stephen Colbert

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) issued this letter (pdf) in response to Stephen Colbert’s suggestion that librarians just “make up” data. Enjoy!

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I’m right! Librarians have to think

I will pat myself on the back (somebody has to). I wrote in the 2004 edition of Copyright Copyright, “Fair use cannot be reduced to a checklist. Fair use requires that people think.” This point has been affirmed (pdf) by

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