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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... that the provider or user considers to be obscene , lewd , lascivious , filthy , excessively violent , harassing , or otherwise objectionable , whether or not such material is constitutionally protected ; or ( B ) any action taken ...
Our patrons are not going to see this notice ! Q71 Should I put up the same notice next to my computers or computer printers where patrons make copies ? Q72 Will the notice protect me if patrons make copies LIBRARIES AND COPYRIGHT 17.
Q72 Will the notice protect me if patrons make copies of digital material that the library leases from a vendor ? Q73 I don't need to worry about library patrons making illegal copies off our Internet - access computers ...
DETERMINING IF A WORK IS COPYRIGHTED Q1 As a general rule , are library - created newsletters , bibliographies , web pages , and the like protected by copyright ? It depends . The first issue to consider is who actually created the work ...
There is a continuum of works from those that are most protected to those that are least protected ( sometimes referred to as " thin copyrights " ) . 44 The more creative the work , the stronger the copyright protection .
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