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Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services, Sixth Edition
Graham P. Cornish
Item Number: 978-1-85604-970-2
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $95.00
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224 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-970-2
Year Published: 2015

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Cornish's text, which has become a standard work in its field, explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. This sixth edition is revised and expanded in the light of new legislation which came into force in 2014/5 and some decisions by the courts which have changed our understanding of what the law means. There is also coverage of moral rights and the text amplified by the use of practical examples to illustrate complex points. Areas such as originality, databases, and the use of broadcast material in education all receive detailed attention. All types of material that may attract copyright are thoroughly considered, including:
  • literary, dramatic and musical works;
  • artistic works;
  • sound recordings;
  • films and videos;
  • broadcasts;
  • databases and computer programs;
  • Wikipedia, Creative Commons and Open Archives, and social media;
  • websites.
The text is complemented by a detailed index that enables the enquirer to pinpoint topics and proposed action quickly and accurately. The appendices provide helpful lists of addresses and selected further sources of information.
Table of Contents

1. Definition and law
2. What is covered by copyright
3. Rights and limitations
4. Literary, dramatic and musical works
5. Artistic works
6. Sound recordings
7. Films, videos and DVDs
8. Broadcasts
9. Databases
10. Licensing schemes
11. Computer programs, websites and the electronic world
12. Other matters
About the Author

Graham Cornish has worked in the field of copyright since 1983 and advised the British Library on copyright matters for 18 years. He has run workshops and seminars in many different sectors of the information industry. He now works as an independent advisor and trainer in all aspects of copyright under the label ©opyright Circle.

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