The Library's Legal Answer Book
Every librarian who wants to make wise policy decisions and protect the organization from legal challenges can now consult the library legal team of Minow and Lipinskil Libraries are in the thick of legal issues as new technologies add layers of complexity to everyday work in the library. How do you know what's legal? What can you do to identify and address issues before they turn into bona fide legal matters? Where do you turn for help? In this comprehensive and authoritative, yet easy-to-understand Q & A customized for librarians, you'll find expert guidance on complex issues. With coverage of all the issues of the day - filters, fair use, copyright, Web publishing and Internet use, software sharing, ADA compliance, free speech, privacy, access, and employment and liability issues - you will have a librarian's J.D. in short order! This timely and practical desktop tool: Focuses on quick and reader-friendly answers to common legal questions; Provides examples of legal challenges faced in libraries; Includes precedents and case citations to conduct additional research; Supports libraries in their commitment to access without liability; With detailed and ready-to-apply answers to
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It allows the United States to be sued and held liable for the negligent or wrongful acts and omissions of its employees while acting within the scope of their employment . Examples of allowable claims include property damage , personal ...
Immunity for Discretionary Functions Both the Federal Tort Claims Act and the state tort claims acts allow for a great deal of governmental immunity , particularly under the " discretionary functions " exception .
Q28 Does section 108 allow library staff to make personal copies ? Q29 Must library copying be done for nonprofit uses only ? Q30 Do the new copyright provisions passed in 1998 as part of the DMCA allow libraries to make digital copies ...
Does it allow a library to make a copy if the only " fair price " copy is a used copy ? Q46 What is the library's legal responsibility with respect to self - service photocopiers , scanners , computer printers , dual cassette players ...
... or display receive it in the same place or in separate places and at the same time or at different times , " the library may be infringing copyright.27 If a library allows patrons to view videos on its LIBRARIES AND COPYRIGHT 25.
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