Libraries in a Digital and Aggressively Copyrighted World: Retaining Patron Access Through Changing Technologies

12 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2004

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Ann Bartow

Franklin Pierce Center for IP at UNH Law

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bartow, Ann, Libraries in a Digital and Aggressively Copyrighted World: Retaining Patron Access Through Changing Technologies. Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 62, p. 821, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=555841

Ann Bartow (Contact Author)

Franklin Pierce Center for IP at UNH Law ( email )

Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

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