Commonsense Copyright: A Guide for Educators and Librarians, "2d Ed."
by R S Talab
Reviews of the first edition: "A primer for schools, libraries, and home users"--Emergency Librarian; "demystifies an often confusing topic"- ... Show synopsis Reviews of the first edition: "A primer for schools, libraries, and home users"--Emergency Librarian; "demystifies an often confusing topic"--Technicalities; "well organized, accurate"--School Library Media Quarterly; "comprehensive"--Journal of Academic Librarianship; "useful"--Book Report; "recommended"--Library Science Annual; "a basic text"--Library Journal. This second edition presents information updated as of the end of 1998 regarding the Copyright Act as currently amended. Applicable to both general and specialized audiences, the book covers copyright as it applies to a variety of settings, with numerous usage examples and guideline charts, all presented in an easy-to-read format with the "legalese" reserved for the footnotes. Featured are sections on the use of copyrighted materials, libraries and copyrighted materials, permissions policies, and new technology issues such as computer software, electronic publishing, the Internet, multimedia and distance learning. Resource guides--to services such as the Library of Congress Copyright Office information hotline, circulars, and mailings, as well as the Television Licensing Center, and the Copyright Clearance Center--and to Internet resources, print bibliographies, and other applicable documents and laws, are provided.