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Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu by Brendan Ryan

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Best practices regarding copyrights and digital content

Abstract:

In 2012 the Association of Research Libraries published a code of best practices concerning fair use. This was done by the professional association to safeguard and limit liability to copyright lawsuits on the part of rights holders. The code is investigated in detail and examples of situations are provided. The legal precedents concerning digital content and fair use are discussed.

Key words

Association of Research Libraries

fair use

best practices

DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act)

digital rights management

technological protection measures (TPMs)

In 2012 the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) published a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research ...

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