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MediaLaw Monitor – Copyright The 2nd Circuit Weighs in on Transformativeness in the Visual Arts By Christopher J. Robinson A year after hearing oral argument, the 2nd Circuit has issued its much anticipated decision in Cariou v. Read More » Can We Publish This Photo? Analyzing Fair Use When the Well-Known Subject of an Image Owns the Copyright Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. By Elizabeth McNamara and Chris Robinson Earlier this year, the New York Court of Appeals issued an important decision which should help New York publishers combat online piracy of their copyrighted works and will DMCA Update: Copyright Office Proposes Changes to Agent Registration System Goal is to Qualify for Copyright Safe Harbor for User Generated Content By Adam Shoemaker, David D. Copyright Office Begins New DMCA Exemption Rulemaking By David M. Disaster or Disaster Averted? By Christopher J. Ninth Circuit Revives California Idea Submission Claims The Basics of Music Licensing in Digital Media: 2011 Update By David D.

Copyright Information Center Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Value of Cataloging Librarians | Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services Cataloging & Classification Section Executive Committee, 13 June 2006 The CCS Executive Committee is charged with encouraging and promoting cataloging and classification of library materials in all types of institutions. Although not explicitly stated, this support extends to the professionals who do the work. Cataloging librarians comprise a small but valuable subset of the library profession that provides critical but sometimes hidden services to their libraries. With this document, the committee hopes to provide catalogers and cataloging managers a tool for describing the critical importance of cataloging librarians. Cataloging librarianship is, at its heart, about service. Further, cataloging librarians: Lead Envision bibliographic control of collections of the world’s knowledge and implement this vision to create local, regional, and international catalogs and digital access systems. Collaborate Create & Improve Access

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab,Temple UniversityThe Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,American University Washington College of LawThe Center for Media & Social Impact,American University With funding from: The John D. and Catherine T. And additional support from: The Ford Foundation,by way of the Future of Public Media Project Introduction Principles of Fair Use in Media Literacy Education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Conclusion Common Myths About Fair Use Notes What This Is This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. What This Isn't This code of best practices does not tell you the limits of fair use rights. It’s not a guide to using material that people give the public permission to use, such as works covered by Creative Commons licenses. How This Document Was Created Media Literacy Education Fair Use and Education

Information Behavior in Everyday Contexts Spotlight How people are applying LIMB: The LIMB model suggests “factors we can take into account in community assessment activities” (The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) Blog, July 18, 2008). Our latest LIMB publication: Abrahamson, J.A., Fisher, K.E., Turner, A.G., Durrance, J.C., & Turner, T.C. (2008). Researching LIMB regarding the public's use of computers and the Internet in public libraries is a major focus of our most current work, the U.S. Thank you to our LIMB research funders: What is lay information mediary behavior (LIMB) Have you ever sought information on behalf or because of another person? Has anyone ever sought information for you? What difference did it make — for you? — for others? You may be a lay information mediary (LIM) and not even know it! We noticed LIMB-type behaviors described previously in the literature appeared to exhibit thematic similarities. Other LIMB stakeholders include:

Copyright in the Library - Introduction Libraries have a special set of exemptions from liability for copyright infringement when they exercise some of the exclusive rights of copyright holders such as making copies, displaying and performing works publicly, and distributing works to the public. They also enjoy the protections of other more general exemptions, such as fair use. Copyright in the library is a set of short articles that explain each of the law's special privileges and the conditions under which libraries enjoy them. There are also articles that explore other important issues that deeply affect academic libraries, such as the revolution in scholarly communication, enabled by dramatic changes in networked communication technologies, the continuing evolution of analog libraries into digital libraries, and such practical considerations as negotiating contracts to acquire access to databases and software. The subjects in this series include: Fair Use (Section 107) Library reproduction and distribution (Section 108) Other

Ethical Issues ALA's Position Statement on the Confidentiality of Library Records The ethical responsibilities of librarians, as well as statues in most states and the District of Columbia, protect the privacy of library users. This statement outlines the beliefs of the American Library Association on the issue of patron confidentiality. American Library Association Code of Ethics The ALA Code of Ethics are the principles that guide the work of librarians, other professionals providing information services, library trustees, and library support staffs. IFLA's World Code of Ethics by Country The International Federation of Library Association and Institutions monitors the state of intellectual freedom within the library community world-wide. Intellectual Freedom Brochure This brochure was created by the AASL Intellectual Freedom Committee and is available for download, duplication, and distribution. Privacy in School Library Programs American Library Association. Return to top of page

What Is Copyright Infringement? Examples That May Surprise You There are a few things going on here. First of all, let’s forget about the existing translation and look back at the definition of a derivative work from the first question. It’s pretty clear that without the original book, there could be no translation whatsoever—the de facto definition of “derivative.” Well, obviously, you say. Wrong. However, if the original copyright has expired, you’re certainly free to make your own translation—even if someone else has done another modern translation, whose copyright is still valid. Here’s an example—Beowulf, arguably the most impressive of the Old English that has luckily enough been preserved, has been translated many, many times. You may be surprised to learn how vastly different translations of the same piece can vary, especially when you’re dealing with poetry. Because of this, one person’s translation is, of necessity, a different work from another person’s translation.

PIE | People – Information – Experience Code of Best Practices in Fair Use Embed imageView/download PDFThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) presents the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (PDF), a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. In dozens of interviews with veteran research and academic librarians, the researchers learned how copyright law comes into play as interviewees performed core library functions. Then, in a series of small group discussions held with library policymakers around the country, the research team developed a consensus approach to applying fair use. The Code deals with such common questions in higher education as: When and how much copyrighted material can be digitized for student use? Such codes have a powerful effect both in law and practice.

PD Info-Public Domain and Royalty Free Music Tech Tools for LIS Students {Starter Kit} My MLIS program has a strong commitment to encouraging students to use various online and computer-based presentation/communication tools in class projects. We use a number of different programs in addition to the course management system on campus (Desire2Learn, which is like Blackboard and Moodle). This immersion in the wide range of tech tools allows us to build our toolkits for future use and to familiarize us with the constant learning necessary for keeping up-to-date on technology. Disclaimer: Listing of sites in this post does not constitute official Hack Library School endorsement of the sites and their services. Online collaboration and presentation tools (slides, videos, etc.) SlideRocket:A presentation tool that also includes interactive features like polls for the audience. Live communication and social media Library-oriented sites Also check out previous posts in our technology category for discussions of other tech tools and social media sites. Like this: Like Loading...

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States Notes 1. This chart was first published in Peter B. Hirtle, "Recent Changes To The Copyright Law: Copyright Term Extension," Archival Outlook, January/February 1999. This version is current as of . The most recent version is found at 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. The copyright notice for phonorecords embodying a sound recording is different from that for other works. 1. ; and 2. 3. 4. 2004 X.Y.Z. 16. 17. 19. and may have inherited UCC obligations and protections from the , which joined the UCC on . 20. 21.