Study Shows Fair Use, Libraries to be Economic Boon

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Today, the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) released a report concluding that fair use and other copyright exemptions that libraries utilize are a major contributor to economic growth in the United States. Long a central issue for libraries, fair use allows for the lawful usage of copyrighted works without the prior permission of the rights ... Read More »

Copyright Video: ‘A Fair(y) Use Tale’

This blog entry is intended for membership educational purposes and does not necessarily reflect the policy positions of the American Library Association. Eric Faden of Bucknell University compiled a entertaining video about copyright. Entitled ‘A Fair(y) Use Tale’, the video consists of short, one-word segments from various cartoon movies to provide a narrative about copyright and fair use. It can ... Read More »

Registration now open for ALA, NILRC national teleconference, Webcast on copyright in the digital age

PRESS RELEASE The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce a national teleconference and Webcast on copyright in the digital age. The program titled “Copyright in the Digital Age: An Update,” will take place on Friday, June 1, from 12 to 2 p.m. EST. “Copyright in the Digital Age: An Update,” will feature national library leaders discussing the complex ... Read More »