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  • Judge Baer channels #librarianscode

    In what can only be described as a total victory for libraries, Judge Harold Baer of the Southern District of New York held in an opinion published yesterday that the...

  • Collective Licensing: You Will Be Assimilated!

    Collective licensing has been suggested as a possible answer to the most aggravating problems in the copyright system today. Managing orphan works, mass digitization, creating new online services for music...

  • Publishers Appeal District Court’s GSU E-reserves Decision

    Yesterday the publisher plaintiffs (SAGE, Oxford U Press, and Cambridge U Press) announced that they would appeal the district court’s decision of the GSU electronic reserves case. It looks like...

  • ARL Joins LCA Colleagues and EFF to File Amicus in Support of #GBS

    On August 1, 2012, ARL joined other members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) (the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries and Association of College and Research Libraries), as...

  • What does the GSU decision mean for the #librarianscode?

    We’ve just added the following set of questions and answers to our FAQ for librarians, which is part of the rich package of resource pages that we’re maintaining to support...

  • Library Associations File Brief in Defense of Fair Use

    Last Friday, the Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries filed a friend of the court brief to defend the fair...

  • The Librarians’ Code, Orphan Works, and Mass Digitization

    In preparation for the Berkeley symposium on orphan works and mass digitization, I thought it might be helpful to sketch some of the ways that the Code of Best Practices...

  • Fair Use on the Orphan Map

    I was excited to see Berkeley Digital Library Fellow David Hansen’s latest white paper, Orphan Works: Mapping the Possible Solution Spaces hit the Internets recently. It’s not a coincidence that...

  • Should Libraries Fret Over Mischievous Users?

    In the process of developing the Code of Best Practices in Fair use for Academic and Research Libraries, there was one worry that we encountered over and over again, and...

  • Finally, An Easy-ish Question

    Copyright law can seem so confusing, with simple questions like “when will the song ‘Happy Birthday’ enter the public domain?” prompting elaborate research projects that still do not settle things...


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