• Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practices

    by  • July 25, 2014 • HIgher Ed, Libraries, Politics & Law • 0 Comments


    Peter Hirtle’s article regarding an archive having a “permission to publish” policy makes many great points. Possibly the best one is that it could actually increase the chance that the library/archive is liable for copyright infringement. The Arkansas case study demonstrates that archival “permission to publish” is a practice that is both poorly understood...

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    Ethics, Copyright, and Information Literacy

    by  • July 10, 2014 • Libraries, Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    Our professional ethics and values and the current copyright regime are in conflict. While the American Library Association lobbies for change while supporting the current intellectual property regime, how are we information professionals going to proceed? Because I’d rather not support this particular law, set of laws, at the expense of what I believe,...

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    This is why we shoudln’t ask permission so much when it comes to copyright

    by  • June 11, 2014 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments

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    I’ve participated in several online discussion recently over some copyright questions. Almost every time, the question involves something generally innocuous, but the person isn’t all the sure if it violates copyright or not. Generally I respond with something along the lines of “go for it. If you’re asked to stop, then decide whether to...

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