Libraries in a Digital and Aggressively Copyrighted World: Retaining Patron Access Through Changing Technologies
12 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2004
This essay asks the reader to consider the effects that copyright laws and policies, when filtered through the digital prism and bundled with restrictive contract terms, will have on library patrons. It further implores the reader to consider the broad benefits to library patrons of a statutorily guaranteed right to library use of copyrighted materials in any form.
Keywords: Copyright, fair use, libraries, distribution of information, digital information
JEL Classification: K1, K2, K3, K4
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