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Title:Cohabiting with copyright on the nets
Author(s):Jensen, Mary Brandt
Subject(s):Electronic texts
Copyright
Abstract:Although the primary purpose of both copyright and the nets is to expand the publicly available knowledge base, the way each goes about expanding the knowledge base can be quite different. To avoid potential conflicts, net users must understand common misconceptions about what constitutes work in the public domain and what uses are permitted (copyright does not necessarily permit users to do the same things with electronic works as nonelectronic works). Determining if the work is in the public domain, what exactly the copyright holder has given permission to do, and how and from whom to ask permission will reduce copyright conflicts. In addition, understanding that the law is a political compromise between various points of view, that it is complex and often can only be interpreted by experts, and that it is only a starting point for discussion between users and copyright holders will improve both equitable access for users and equitable compensation for copyright holders.
Issue Date:1994
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Jensen, M.B. (1994) Cohabiting with copyright on the nets. In B. Sutton (ed) Literary texts in an electronic age: Scholarly implications and library services [papers presented at the 1994 Clinic on Library applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1994]: 93-104.
Series/Report:Literary texts in an electronic age: Scholarly implications and library services [papers presented at the 1994 Clinic on Library applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1994]
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/395
ISBN:0878450963
ISSN:0069-4789
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-03-20


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