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 Therefore state copyright law governed protection for unpublished works, but published titles, whether they had a notice of copyright or not, were governed only by federal law.

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Librarian’s Copyright Companion, 2nd ed. has been published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

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A review of the Librarian’s Copyright Companion, 2nd ed. has been published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication! The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication is a quarterly, peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives.

Allyson Mower from the University of Utah writes If anyone working in a library needs a useful guide on the complex world of U.S. copyright law, this updated edition of The Librarian’s Copyright Companion is an excellent work to have. Describing owners’ rights under copyright and the many exceptions to the rules can sometimes feel meaningless,

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Pre-orders start today for The Librarian’s Copyright Companion, 2nd Edition!

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The Librarian’s Copyright Companion, 2nd Edition provides a framework that will help librarians analyze the impact of copyright law in their library.  Much has changed 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.

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