Law Reviews and Technology: Copyright Law from Noah Webster to Tasini and the Importance of Written Contracts

5 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2010 Last revised: 2 Jan 2013

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Lynn McLain

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: March 22, 2001

Abstract

This short paper was prepared as a handout for a presentation given for the National Conference of Law Reviews, Baltimore, MD, March 22, 2001. It discusses copyright law from the perspective of law professors and other authors who plan to submit, or have submitted articles to law reviews, and the cases which have resulted from the interface of new technology making law review articles available in non-print media and digital formats. Readers are advised as to what rights to have assigned to them in light of new technology.

Keywords: law reviews, databases, technology, copyright law, law review articles, digital information, literary works, collective works, distribution, reproduction, derivative works, public performance, public display, works for hire, copyright duration, written agreements to publish, written contracts

JEL Classification: K19, K29, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

McLain, Lynn, Law Reviews and Technology: Copyright Law from Noah Webster to Tasini and the Importance of Written Contracts (March 22, 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1636851 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1636851

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