Several "official" and formal guidelines that attempt to define the scope of fair use for specific applications—notably for education, research, and library services—have emerged in the years since passage of the Copyright Act of 1976. Although some interested parties and some governmental agencies have welcomed these guidelines, none of them ever has had the force of law. This article analyzes the origins of guidelines, the various governmental documents and court rulings that reference the guidelines, and the substantive content of the guidelines themselves to demonstrate that in fact the guidelines bear little relationship, if any, to the law of fair use.
The Law of Fair Use and the Illusion of Fair-Use Guidelines
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This post is only part of a conversation I have been having with statistician and librarian and gentleman of many hats, Ray Lyon. We are discussing Total Survey Error. Non-response bias is only one of the pitfalls in poor survey methodology and the biased data some surveys reveal. I expect more will come on this […]
Yes, it’s that time of the year again when we launch the new survey cycle and begin collecting new data for the ARL Annual Salary Survey. The job categories have been revised and the new mailing is now available at arlstatistics.org! Let the data roll in! Martha Kyrillidou
Another fun highlight from yesterday was the way I became aware of the “Getting a Good Read” piece. So I receive an email from a Jefferson Public Library that is interested in LibQUAL+. Well, we do have a dozen brave public libraries that have implemented LibQUAL+ and surprise surprise — one of them is Jefferson […]