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Copyright Issues Relating to the Use of Movies in the Classroom. Classrooms in Public Schools and Nonprofit Educational Institutions: Rented or Purchased Movies May Be Played By Teachers Without a License Section 110(1) of Title 17 of the United States Code grants a specific exemption from the copyright laws for: performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction, unless, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images, is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made under this title, and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made ....

Copyright Issues Relating to the Use of Movies in the Classroom

This means that no license from the copyright holder is required when a teacher at a public school or non-profit educational institution uses a lawfully purchased or rented copy of a movie in classroom instruction. In Title 17 of the U.S. Introducing "Community Practices in the Fair Use of Video in Libraries" Librarians at schools, colleges and universities play an important role helping their users understand and apply copyright law.

Introducing "Community Practices in the Fair Use of Video in Libraries"

This makes sense because educational institutions are sites for learning, and the advancement of learning is the purpose of the copyright. Congress recognized the unique status of non-profit educational institutions, libraries and archives under copyright law and developed allowances — copyright exceptions — especially for them. But some of these exceptions are notoriously complicated and open to varying interpretations. Even keeping track of this legal patch work can be difficult.

Publisher partners with libraries for Money Smart Week promotion. HarperCollins offers special pricing on seven finance-related ebook titles CHICAGO – Libraries celebrating Money Smart Week, April 23 – 30, will have the opportunity to take advantage of an offer from publisher HarperCollins to receive special pricing for simultaneous access to seven finance-related ebook titles.

Publisher partners with libraries for Money Smart Week promotion

From April 15 through May 15, participating libraries can obtain, at the price of $100, unlimited access to the following titles: “Real Money Answers for Every Woman,” by Patrice C. Washington; “The New Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids,” by Arthur Bochner and Rose Bochner; “The Wall Street Journal Guide to the New Rules of Personal Finance,” by Dave Kansas; “The Aspirational Investor,” by Ashvin B. Claim Your Free eBooks From MackinVIA. Get Started. Educators, librarians and program leaders working with children and youth from in-need families can sign up with First Book to receive free access to the Open eBooks app.

Get Started

First Book is a nonprofit organization that provides access to high quality, brand new books and educational resources - for free and at low cost - to schools and programs serving children in need. Once signed up with First Book, you will have access to Open eBooks, as well as access to the First Book Marketplace for low-cost books and resources, and the First Book National Book Bank for free books. The Open eBooks app will be available exclusively through educators, librarians and program leaders who are signed up with First Book. Press Release: Ebook Market in the U.S. to Surpass $13 Billion by 2020, According to Technavio - Book Business. LONDON — April 11, 2016 — According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the ebook market in the U.S. is set to surpass $13 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of close to 14%.

Press Release: Ebook Market in the U.S. to Surpass $13 Billion by 2020, According to Technavio - Book Business

This research report titled ‘ebook Market in the U.S. 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions. Request sample report: Based on the type of product, Technavio analysts have segmented the ebook market in the U.S. into three categories: NonfictionJuvenileFiction Nonfiction The nonfiction segment includes genres such as biography and autobiography, essay, narrative nonfiction, and textbooks.

The population segment aged 65 years and above accounted for 14.5% of the total population of the country in 2014. Why Do Publishers Hate Us? Okay, now I’ve got this bright, shiny new column to play with.

Why Do Publishers Hate Us?

Ebook Vendors Anticipate Big Five Licensing Terms Becoming More Flexible. After years of expressing concern about the potential impact that library lending might have on consumer sales, major publishers have good cause to take another look at the library market for ebooks, according to executives from library ebook distributors OverDrive, 3M, and Baker & Taylor.

Ebook Vendors Anticipate Big Five Licensing Terms Becoming More Flexible

U.S. consumer ebook sales experienced 3.8 percent revenue growth in 2014 to reach $3.37 billion, according to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) StatShot Annual survey, released in June. (In comparison, revenue for print books and journals rose 4.6 percent, to $27.9 billion.) While 3.8 percent growth is certainly respectable, it’s a far cry from the doubling ebook sales experienced from 2010 to 2011.

They almost doubled again from 2011 to 2012, before flattening in 2013 and rising slightly last year. As a result, bolstering institutional sales will likely become more of a priority. eBook Architects. Digital Rights Management The question of eBook file protection is an important one.

eBook Architects

Most authors and publishers want their files to be protected from illegal copying and piracy, but the standard approach of applying Digital Rights Management (DRM) to eBook files comes with its own set of difficulties, especially if you are planning to sell your own eBooks. Let’s talk about the basics of DRM, then get into some more specific ideas on implementation. What is DRM? DRM is essentially a lock that is placed on a digital file that keeps the file tied to the account of the person who purchased it.

DRM in the eBook Marketplace There are essentially three DRM systems currently in use by the major eBook retailers: Amazon’s, Apple’s, and Adobe’s. Amazon applies its own DRM to Kindle eBooks, and they completely control the DRM system. Open eBooks. Now Available: A Library of Opportunity. Ebook_options. S School Ebook Market Directory. Ebook providers offer different selections of titles with varying terms.

s School Ebook Market Directory

Which ones will best meet your school’s needs and budget?