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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City of Livermore , a mother filed several state claims against the library for the harm her son had undergone when he downloaded pornographic images from a library computer . The court granted immunity to the library , finding NOTES ON ...
21 The library was not " responsible , in whole or in part , for the creation or development " of any of the harmful matter accessible through its computers.22 The federal statutory immunity precluded the state claims presented by the ...
Conversely , if the use is noncommercial , the copyright owner must show harm that the use will have on the market for his or her work . Commercial Use The most important case on this subject for librarians is American Geophysical Union ...
Is the copy harming the potential for the work's sale in any way ? 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 ...
In Texaco , the market harm was the key to a decision against the user . ... noncommercial use of a copyrighted work requires proof either that the particular use is harmful , or that if it should become widespread , it would adversely ...
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