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Management Center of the University of Texas System Administration
Office of General Counsel.
- The Copyright Website
from Benedict O'Mahoney
A History of Copyright in the U.S. from the Association of
- FindLaw Internet Legal Resources
- US Supreme
Court Cases since 1893
- US Constitution
- Annotated with links to US Supreme Court cases
- Cyberspace Law
and Intellectual Property Writings Of Marie A. D'Amico, Esq.
A range of topics covered including copyright, trademarks and
domain names, jurisdiction on the Internet, privacy, e-mail, the
and Music Sampling: The Death of Creativity - transcript of
KPFA radio panel that included Don Joyce of Negativeland (the
band sued by U2's record company for putting out an album titled
"U2"), Bruce Hartford of the National Writers' Union and Bob Haslam,
an attorney. (December 1993)
Principles for Managing Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment
from the National Humanities Alliance Document Available on NINCH
Myths about copyright explained by Brad Templeton. This is
a list of 10 misconceptions of about copyright rights (last change
October 16, 1995).
Bill of Writes column by Nicholas Negroponte and Michael Hawley,
originally published in Wired Magazine. Almost every book published
in the United States during the last 15 years has been produced
digitally. The Bill of Writes is a digital deposit act, requiring
that each item submitted to the Library of Congress be accompanied
by its digital source in order to obtain copyright. This will
lead to the quicker building of digital libraries which will benefit
future generations. (May 1995)
Fair Use Survive our Information-based Future?- An Interactive
Media Lab Technical Report by John S. Erickson. Abstract: The
emerging information infrastructure has enabled an unprecedented
degree of worldwide communication and information sharing. We
are now seeing the beginnings of a new information-based commerce.
While there is a tremendous amount of information which is freely
available today through electronic means, many predict that these
electronic pathways will become commercialized and access to knowledge
in the future will be "pay-as-you-go." The framers of the constitution
maintained that a free exchange of knowledge is essential for
the good of society, and it is from this assertion that both copyright
law and the fair use doctrine find their roots. This paper considers
how fair use, so important to the flow of knowledge in our society,
can be protected in our information future. (1995)
and Authors' Rights by Mike Holderness for the International
Federation of Journalists Freelance conference in Amsterdam. Statement
urging a recognition of "authors' rights" by the United States
and the UK. (December 1995).
- Copyright and
Fair Use in the Digital Age: Q&A with Peter Lyman. Educom
and Fair Use: What You Need To Know Before Scanning Artwork
by Dana King, UTCC. Article that explains copyright and fair use
as applied to scanning. The bottom line is if you are considering
scanning a copyrighted item, first contact the copyright holder
and ask permission. (no date given)
and Preservation: A Serious Problem in Need of a Thoughtful Solution
by Robert L. Oakley. Abstract: "The Copyright Office is not prepared
to support a broad new privilege allowing libraries largely unrestrained
preservation copying rights with respect to published works, and
permitting storage in machine-readable, computer-accessed systems....The
Office...recognizes that libraries should be able to employ new
preservation techniques, provided adequate copyright controls
are legislated, both with respect to the preservation copying
and information supplying functions of libraries. We recommend
a thorough review of these issues by the library, user, author,
and publishing communities with a view to developing a common
legislative position." (September 1990)
Law and the Musician by David Richards Abstract: This article
describes the United States Copyright Law insofar as it relates
to musicians (including singers) and members of organizations
which utilize music, such as schools, churches, amateur and professional
musical groups or clubs, etc. Information on the various licenses
required to perform or record musical works is included, however
this is not a step-by-step guide. (revision: June 1990)
Copyright, Digital Data, And Fair Use In Digital Networked Environments
by Pamela Samuelson, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh
Law School. Looks at the copyright in the digital arena and some
of the possible outcomes given different policy decisions. (1994)
FAQ by Terry Carroll. Numerous questions about copyright answered.
This is a good place to start for basic copyright knowledge. (January
Copyright Grab by Pamela Samuelson, a visiting professor of
law at Cornell Law School and a Fellow of EFF. Published in Wired.
Examines the White Paper on Intellectual Property and the National
Information Infrastructure and how enactment of its views would
rescinded traditional user rights to browse, share, or make private
noncommercial copies of copyrighted works and lead to an invasion
of user privacy. Argues that the White Paper is not a good idea
from a user perspective. (January 1996)
Legislation and Scholarly Communication: Basic Principles
from the University of California, draft document
- Copyright in
the New World of Electronic Publishing - by William S. Strong,
presented at the workshop Electronic Publishing Issues II at the
Association of American University Presses (AAUP) Annual Meeting
June 17, 1994. Looks how copyright will, if it can, deal with
the new world of electronic publishing and how digital publishing
will effect publishers. (June 1994)
Law, Libraries, and Universities: Overview, Recent Developments,
and Future Issues by Kenneth D. Crews. This paper looks at
the Kinko's and Texaco photocopying cases as well as other legal
issues concerning copyright and fair use. It includes some strategies
and options for libraries (this is a 1992 paper, so later decisions
and laws should be looked as well). (For Presentation To: Association
of Research Libraries, October 1992)
- Courts Now
Confront Online Photograph Copying by Michael S. Oberman and
Trebor Lloyd from National Law Journal (October 23, 1995). This
article looks at how courts have dealt with photography and other
new technologies. Includes an examination of some fair use issues.
Piracy and Fair Use on the Web by Carl Klein. Discusses and
illustrates the gray areas that occur when copyright law confronts
Digital Imaging Revolution: Legal Implications and Possible Solutions
by Kimberly Amaral (no date given)
a Web of Intellectual Property - article on intellectual property
and the WWW. by Terje Norderhaug and Juliet M. Oberding, published
in the conference proceedings of The Third International World-Wide
Web Conference, Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, 27 (6), pp.
Economy of Ideas: A framework for rethinking patents and copyrights
in the Digital Age (Everything you know about intellectual
property is wrong) by John Perry Barlow, a retired cattle rancher,
a lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and co-founder and executive
chair of EFF. Published Wired magazine, March.
- Fair Use of Copyrighted
Works, Electronic version of a pamphlet published by CETUS:
Consortium for Educational Technology in University Systems. (1995)
Includes information on fair use as it relates to higher education,
illustrative scenarios, and information on obtaining permissions.
Use in the Electronic Age: Serving the Public Interest this
Working Document (1/18/95) is an outgrowth of discussions among
a number of library associations regarding intellectual property,
and in particular, the concern that the interests and rights of
copyright owners and users remain balanced in the digital environment.
411 on Copyright for Net Photos in this paper Kathleen Brockel
presents a sampling of opinions and predictions about the application
of copyright law to Net photos in relation to contemporary photographers;
stock photo agencies; publishers; and Net users. (1996)
- Franklin Pierce
Law Center Publications on Intellectual Property an index
to several discussions of intellectual property by Professor Thomas
G. Field, Jr.
Fair Use of Copyrighted Material: Issues and Concerns by Gerard
or, Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative by John Oswald,
from the Cassette Mythos, Autonomedia 1990. Examines legal issues
involved in audio recordings.
Pitfalls in Multimedia Product Development: Clearing the Necessary
Content Rights by Paul Norris and Mark Bolender
property of the mind. Digital technology and the development
of the Internet are making it easy to copy or alter all sorts
of information and art, from music to databases to computer software.
Can copyright still be protected? Article from the Economist magazine.
(July 27, 1996)
on Information and Intellectual Property From an MIT course
of the Joint Information Systems Committee & Publishers Association
Working Party On Fair Dealing in an Electronic Environment
UK academic and publishing representatives working to find agreement
on electronic publishing.
the Copyright Law for Electronic Publishing by David Loundy.
Published in the Volume 14 of the John Marshall Journal of Computer
and Information Law, October, 1995.
Guide (Rights for Electronic Access to and Delivery of Information)
provides a paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of contractual language
in the networked environment. It is designed to assist network
vendors, suppliers, publishers, and buyers of networked information
in their efforts to negotiate effective agreements. From the Coalition
for Networked Information (CNI).(Draft November 15, 1994)
Protection for Computer Software in the United States contains
a discussion of fair use doctrine as applied to computer software.
By Ladas and Parry. Last revised in March 1996.
Law Column by David Loundy
State University Copyrigt Office includes copyright fact sheets
- What Does the
Future Hold for Copyright and Scholarly Publishing? articles
Do You Trust? Op Ed by Michigan Law's Roberta J. Morris and
Owns Digital Works? by Ann Okerson published in the July 1996
issue of Scientific American. Proposed changes to copyright law
could regulate electronic browsing and make it illegal unless
expressly permitted. Okerson asserts that even a partial ban would
upset the current balance between the rights of readers and copyright
article is it anyway? Copyright and intellectual property issues
for researchers in the 90s, Notices of the AMS, January 1996.
By Ann Okerson
Feathers: Effects of Ownership on Scholarly Publishing, College
and Research Libraries (1991) 425-38. By Ann Okerson. Examines
the effects of copyright on scholarly publications.
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Law News from Law Journal EXTRA!
- The Copyright and New Media
Newsletter online newsletter for librarians and information
specialists. Table of contents and editorial are online.
- CyberLaw - CyberLaw is
a collection of useful and interesting articles, focusing on legal
issues concerning computer technology.
- CyberLex - CyberLex is
a sister publication to CyberLaw, and addresses legal developments
touching the computer industry.
Cyber News Information Technology Law Newsletter - Cyber News
is a newsletter aimed at providing its readership with pertinent
legal information relating to the information superhighway. From
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- D-Lib Magazine, a single
site with monthly stories, commentary, and briefings and a collection
of resources for digital library research.
- Fordham Intellectual Property,
Media & Entertainment Law Journal
- Harvard Journal of Law
- High Technology Law
Journal - University of California. at Berkeley
- The Intellectual Property
Bulletin information about Franklin Pierce Law Center
- Intellectual Property Magazine
by The Recorder, a daily legal newspaper in San Francisco
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- Ladas & Parry
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& Parry describing international and domestic developments
in intellectual property law.
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- Oppedahl & Larson
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- RAND Journal of Economics
- Richmond Journal of
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