Hein Cited Issue #17: Hein as the Resources you need on Copyright Law!

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Legislative History of the 1909 Copyright Act


The best resource for the history of copyright law

This collection contains all of the significant materials leading to the Copyright Act of 1909. Many of these documents were never distributed on a wide basis, and some were never officially published. Hence, this set’s value to the legal research community.

Under the 1909 Act, federal statutory copyright protection attached to the original works only when the titles were published and had a notice of copyright affixed. Therefore state copyright law governed protection for unpublished works, but published titles, whether they had a notice of copyright or not, were governed only by federal law. If a title did not have a notice of copyright and the work was not published in a legal sense, the 1909 Act provided no copyright protection and the title became a part of the public domain.

Item #: 8783
ISBN: 9780837708065
6 Volumes…….$435.00
Printed: 1976


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Librarian’s Copyright Companion


Second Edition

By James S. Heller, Paul Hellyer, and Benjamin J. KellerWhat’s New in the 2nd Edition?The Librarian’s Copyright Companion provides a framework that will help librarians analyze the impact of copyright law in their library. Much has changed (and much hasn’t) since the first edition came out in 2004. The transition from print to digital continues in periodical collections and academic reserves and repositories. This book is another voice of copyright, beginning with a different premise: copyright exists to promote the dissemination of information, and while creators have certain rights, so do users.

In addition to updating the entire text, the authors have added:

  • A new chapter on the library’s role as a publisher and how libraries should behave as copyright owners
  • Discussions of open licenses like Creative Commons
  • Examples of applying copyright to relatively recent digital technologies, the process of determining whether a work is under copyright and obtaining permission to use it
  • Recent litigation which examines the extent of fair use and library rights
  • Additional guidelines and sample policies in the appendices
  • Much more!

Item #: 8831
ISBN: 9780837738727
1 Volume…….$49.00
Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2012



Growing Pains: Adapting Copyright for Libraries, Education, and Society

Laura N. Gasaway, Ed.


This book is written by scholars with expertise in the fields of copyright law, education, and librarianship. The contributors advocate changes in the copyright statute, in interpretations of the law, and in school and library practices so that librarians and educators can meet their obligations, and exercise their fair use rights fully.

Item #: 5440
ISBN: 9780837706542
Pages: xiii, 558p.
1 Volume…….$80.00
Published: Buffalo; Fred B. Rothman & Co.; 1997