Author: Robert A. Gorman, Jane C. Ginsburg
Publisher: Lexis Law Publishing (Va)
In the last few years there has been an exponential growth in the attention paid to Copyright by the courts, Congress, owners of intellectual property & the public. The law of Copyright determines the extent of ownership rights in creative products such as those embodied in books, plays, theatrical & television films, recordings, computer software & other forms of expression. These creations of the mind have greatly increased in value in the United States & abroad, as the public seems to have an unlimited appetite for them. .
Author: Graham P Cornish
Publisher: Facet Publishing
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 video broadcast 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. Readership: This book will be invaluable for all librarians, information professionals and students who are looking for solutions to their copyright problems.
Author: Neil Weinstock Netanel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright law was once an esoteric backwater, the special province of professional authors, publishers, and media companies. This is no longer the case. In the age of social media and cloud storage, we have become a copying and sharing culture. Much of our everyday communication, work, and entertainment now directly involves copyright law. Copyright law and policy are ferociously contested. Record labels, movie studios, book publishers, newspapers, and many authors rage that those who share music, video, text, and images over the Internet are "stealing" their property. By contrast, copyright industry critics celebrate digital technology's potential to make the universe of movies, music, books, and art accessible anytime and anywhere - and to empower individuals the world over to express themselves by sharing and remixing those works. These critics argue that excessive copyright enforcement threatens that promise and stifles creativity. In Copyright: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Neil Netanel explains the concepts needed to understand the heated debates about copyright law and policy. He identifies the combatants, unpacks their arguments, and illuminates what is at stake in the debates over copyright's present and future.
Author: R.S. Talab
Presents information on the currently amended Copyright Act and its application, featuring sections on permission policies, the use of copyright materials, and such technology issues as electronic publishing and distance learning.
Author: Ka Iok Tong, Ka Iok Kent Tong
Publisher: TipTec Development
If you'd like to create web-based applications easily, then this book is for you. More importantly, it shows you how to do that with joy and feel good about your own work! You don't need to know servlet or JSP while your productivity will be much higher than using servlet or JSP directly. This is possible because we're going to use a library called "Tapestry" that makes complicated stuff simple and elegant. The first four chapters are freely available on http: //agileskills2.org/EWDT. You can judge it yourself.
Author: Ronald J. Millen, North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (France)
This publication is an update of Mr. A.H. Holloway's 1970 work 'A Study of Copyright' (Advisory Report No 23). It describes developments since that date, concentrating on the situation in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, but including comments on the position in the NATO member nations and several other countries. As in the earlier publication, the emphasis is on photocopying in libraries and on other matters which directly affect information transfer, such as software and database protection. Some of the current international developments are mentioned, including the effects of the EEC and the accession of the Soviet Union to the Universal Copyright Convention. (Author).
Author: Debora Halbert
This book seeks to make an intervention into the ongoing debate about the scope and intensity of global copyright laws. While mapping out the primary actors in the context of globalization and the modern political economy of information ownership, the argument is made that alternatives to further expansion of copyright are necessary. By examining the multiple and competing interests in creating the legal regime of copyright law, this books attempts to map the political economy of copyright in the information age, critique the concentration of ownership that is intrinsic in the status quo, and provide an assessment of the state of the contemporary global copyright landscape and its futures. It draws upon the current narratives of copyright as produced by corporate, government, and political actors and frames these narratives as language games within a global political project to define how information and culture will be shared and exchanged in the future. The text problematizes the relationship of the state to culture, comments on the global flows of culture, and critiques the regulatory apparatus that is in place to commodify culture and align it with the contemporary nation-state. In the end, the possibility of non-commodified and more open futures are explored. The State of Copyright will be of particular interest for students and scholars of international political economy, law, political science, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, library sciences, and communication studies. It also will appeal to a growing popular audience that has taken an interest in the issues of copyright.