Interpreting the law for libraries, archives and information services
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Cornish's Copyright is the standard work in its field and is indispensable for all librarians and information professionals and who are looking for solutions to their copyright problems. The book explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. This latest edition is revised and expanded in the light of new legislation which came into force in 2014/5 and some decisions by the courts which have changed our understanding of what the law means. Areas such as moral rights, originality, databases, and the use of broadcast material in education all receive detailed attention, along with Wikipedia, Creative Commons and Open Archives. Copyright is also considered in the context of social media. All types of material that may attract copyright are considered, including; literary, dramatic and musical works; artistic works; sound recordings; films and videos; broadcasts; databases; computer programs and websites. The text is amplified by the use of practical examples to illustrate complex points and complemented by a detailed index that enables the enquirer to pinpoint topics and proposed action quickly and accurately. The appendices provide helpful lists of addresses and selected further sources of information. This book will be invaluable for all librarians, information professionals and students who are looking for solutions to their copyright problems.
Table of Contents
1. Definition and law 2. What is covered by copyright 3. Rights and limitations 4. Literary, dramatic and musical works 5. Artistic works 6. Sound recordings 7. Films, videos and DVDs 8. Broadcasts 9. Databases 10. Licensing schemes 11. Computer programs, websites and the electronic world 12. Other matters