CopyrightWhat’s Happened Recently?How does it affect the Libraries?Elizabeth BrownThursday, May 9, 2013Binghamton University Libraries Brown Bag
Why care about copyright? It’s the law! (Title 17 of the US Code) Copyright exceptions make our jobs possible: Fair Use (Section 107) First Sale (Section 109) Preservation Copies (Section 108) TEACH Act and classroom activities (Section110) Access for the disabled (Section 121)
Recent Copyright Litigation1. Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons (First Sale)2. Georgia State ereserves case (Fair Use, Licensing)3. Google Books and Hathitrust: Publishers v. Google Books (2005) Author’s Guild v. Google Books (2005) American Society of Media Photographers v. Google Books (2010) Author’s Guild v. Hathitrust (2011)4. UCLA (streaming course reserves) (Licensing, Classroom use)
Most works in libraries are undercopyrightURL: http://www.librarian.net/tag/copyright/page/2/
U.S. Copyright Term ChangesURL: http://www.tomwbell.com/writings/%28C%29_Term.html
When does copyright expire?URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PD-US_table.svg
Code of Best Practices in Fair Usefor Academic and ResearchLibrariesURL: http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdfPublished January 2012, Coordinated by:• Association of Research Libraries• Center for Social Media, School of Communication,American University• Program on Information Justice and IntellectualProperty, Washington College of Law, AmericanUniversity
Georgia State e-reserves case(Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al.) Weighted fair use determination: 75 cases ofinfringement Sovereign status for Georgia State Licensing fees and practicality for portions of digitizesworks “10% rule” and determining a “safe amount” for Fair UseURL: http://www.educause.edu/focus-areas-and-initiatives/policy-and-security/educause-policy/issues-and-positions/intellectual-property/georgia-state-copy
Google Books, Hathitrust Lawsuits1.Publishers v. Google Books (2005)2.Author’s Guild v. Google Books (2005)3.American Society of Media Photographers v. Google Books (2010)4.Author’s Guild v. Hathitrust (2011)Litigation Family Tree:http://www.librarycopyrightalliance.org/bm~doc/googlebookslitigation-familytree.pdf (Library Copyright Alliance)
UCLA Streaming Video case(AIME v. University of California) Licensing streaming content Fair use and classroom use Sovreignity of University of CaliforniaURL: Summary of final decision from judgehttp://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121121/07085221111/case-against-ucla-streaming-licensed-dvds-to-students-dismissed-yet-again.shtml (Techdirt)
International Copyright (UK)URL: www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk
International Copyright (South Africa)URL: http://education-copyright.org/copyright-in-sa/
Why are Publishers bringingthese lawsuits? Licensing gives them more control over use Effect of global marketplace Ease of sharing digital content Value of intellectual propertyCONTROL
Updates and More information SCOTUS Blog: http://www.scotusblog.com/ Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications @ Duke:http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/ Kevin Dames, Copysense: http://copycense.com/ Brandon Butler, ARL Policy Notes:http://policynotes.arl.org/ Peggy Hoon, University of North Carolina, Charlotte:http://copyright.uncc.edu/copyright/ BU Libraries Copyright Site:http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/services/scholarly/copyrightdemystified.html
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