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The No-Nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing
Charles Oppenheim with Naomi Korn
Item Number: 978-1-85604-804-0
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $115.00
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160 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-804-0
Year Published: 2012

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Web 2.0 tools and cloud computing applications are now fundamental to libraries and information organizations, but many LIS professionals may be unaware of the legal issues involved with their use. This practical guide simplifies the legal principles concerning applications like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and Slideshare to ensure that readers use these tools safely and responsibly. It offers numerous examples of real-world problems and practical solutions, covering the major legal issues raised by Web 2.0, an overview of copyright, other intellectual property and related rights, freedom of information, cloud computing issues, liability issues, risk management approaches, licenses, and much more.

About the Author

Professor Charles Oppenheim is an internationally renowned expert, speaker, author and consultant on legal issues in LIS, particularly in copyright, data protection, freedom of information and cloud computing. He is an Honorary Fellow of CILIP, a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the European Commission, and of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance.


”From the first page, the reader knows that this is an authoritative work. Oppenheim states that he is not a lawyer but rather a retired academic with great interest in how the law interacts with electronic information. This shows in Oppenheim’s grasp of the issues and his ability to shed light on the issues in Web 2.0 and cloud-computing environments … It is highly recommended for all information-management professionals and students, especially those working in Web 2.0 and cloud environments."
--Australian Library Journal

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