The complete copyright liability handbook for librarians and educators
Lipinksi presents and advanced guide to aspect of copyright - liability and risk assessment for librarians and educators -- that has not been adequately covered in other works. This is a scholarly but practical legal tool with copius footnotes. The author, a noted expert in the field of information law and policy, assumes that copyright basics have been mastered. The first part deals in detail with three types of copyright liability: direct, contributory, and vicarious infringements. These types, which are important, are not emphasized in many other works on the subject. Other parts deal with penalties and immunities for libraries and schools, the impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, and three ways to limit liability exposure. Ever chapter has invaluable sections on real-world examples and key points for an institution's policy and practice. Other helpful additions include "Glossary of Essential Terms," three tools covering a copyright compliance audit, an implementation checklist for Section 512 register agents, and sample copyright policies
Print Book, English, ©2006
Neal-Schuman Publishers, New York, ©2006
xxxiii, 413 pages ; 23 cm
PART I: THREE TYPES OF COPYRIGHT LIABILITY: What is direct copyright infringement?
What is contributory copyright infringement?
What is vicarious infringement?
PART II: PENALTIES AND IMMUNITIES IN COPYRIGHT LAW FOR LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS: What are damages and how can they be limited?
How can libraries and schools obtain immunity?
What is the section 512 safe harbor?
PART III: THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT ON LIBRARY AND EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS: How should libraries and schools respond to claims of infringement?
What is different about Section 512 in higher education?
What about technological protections on copyright under Section 1201?
PART IV: THREE WAYS LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS CAN LIMIT THEIR EXPOSURE: What must be done to legally reproduce and distribute copyrighted materials in the library
What about the circulation of copyrighted software?
What's different about copyright compliance for distance education programs?
Afterword : Final thoughts about liability, immunity, and risk assessment in copyright law
PART V: COMPLIANCE TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES: Tool 1: A copyright compliance audit
Tool 2: Implementation checklist for Section 512 registered agents
Tool 3: Sixteen sample copyright policies