Defending Fair Use Against Legal and Financial Market Infringement

Driscoll, Margaret A. Defending Fair Use Against Legal and Financial Market Infringement., 2008 [Preprint]


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This paper reviews recent legislative changes to the U.S. Copyright Act and explains how these changes, along with the growth of a financial market for copyright clearance permissions, infringe on the original purpose of copyright protection, especially the fair use provision. The legislative changes have additionally caused increased copyright confusion, hesitancy, and misinformation regarding what can and cannot be used under the fair use provision, thus adversely affecting the quality of education. The author argues that librarians must now provide leadership to protect fair use from infringement by the law and financial markets.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: fair use, copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
Depositing user: Margaret A. Driscoll
Date deposited: 15 Dec 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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