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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The status of the work would turn on whether it is considered to be a " work made for hire , " that is , a work prepared by the employee within the scope of his or her employment . 7 If the work was created outside of employment ...
23 However , recent case law suggests an expanding view of distribution . This would mean that a library can not add illegally made copies to its collection , as the items ' availability to patrons might be considered a distribution .
There are four fair use factors that need to be considered in any fair use assessment . These will be discussed in detail below . Q11 What are the four " fair use " factors ? By statute , the four factors are ( 1 ) the purpose and ...
This issue is the final fair use factor , and the effect on the potential market for the copyrighted work is generally considered the most important element of fair use , despite a Supreme Court decision to the contrary.55 The courts ...
However , it is unclear whether the secondary market must be well established or at least developing or have only the potential to develop before it will be considered . The Supreme Court has stated : " A challenge to a noncommercial ...
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