Rebecca P. Butler is a Presidential Teaching Professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment, College of Education, at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Illinois. At NIU, she teaches graduate (master's and doctoral) students in school library media and instructional technology. Prior to moving to NIU in 1998, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). While a faculty member at NIU and ETSU, she has conducted a variety of workshops, conferences, and graduate classes on the topic of copyright. Although the majority has been geared for K-12 teachers and school librarians, she has also done numerous presentations on the subject for university faculty and staff; public, medical, museum, and other librarians; technology coordinators; and more.Dr. Butler has written numerous articles and columns on copyright, for a number of library and technology professional journals, including: Knowledge Quest, the journal of the American Association of School Librarians; TechTrends, the journal of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology; School Libraries Worldwide, the journal of the International Association of School Librarians; and Library Trends, a library and information science journal. She has written two other copyright books, both published by Neal-Schuman, Copyright for Teachers and Librarians (2004) and Smart Copyright Compliance for Schools: A How-To-Do-It Manual (2009). In addition, she has served as a reviewer (2006) for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
- Internet resources such as blogs/vlogs, podcasts, wikis, social networking tools, and more
- DVDs, television, and streaming and on-demand video
- Computer and gaming software, handheld applications, and mobile technologies
- CDs, music, and audio
- Multimedia and print works
List of Figures
Part I: Copyright Fundamentals
Introduction to Copyright Law
Other Important Copyright Information
Part II: Specific Applications of Copyright Law
The Internet and Copyright Law
DVDs, Video Streaming, On Demand, and Copyright Law
Television and Copyright Law
Computer Software, Handheld Applications and Mobile Technologies, and Copyright Law
Music and Copyright Law
Multimedia and Copyright Law
Print Works and Copyright Law
Distance Learning and Copyright Law
Appendix A: Selected Sections of the U.S. Copyright Law
Appendix B: Glossary for Chapter 6
"An excellent resource that deserves to be in every professional library. It would be particularly useful in units that deal with electronic reserves, photocopy services, media services, and institutional repositories."
— Catholic Library World
"The question and answer format works very well in this book and permits the reader to see how sometimes copyright law is not a black and white area. It is particularly helpful in the sections that discuss newer technologies ... Those interested in copyright law would benefit from adding this book to their collection, and it is also an excellent reference resource for those library professionals whose duties include offering advice and guidance on copyright issues. It is comprehensive while remaining accessible to readers."
"Butler's contribution to the select works on copyright in academic libraries provides unique content, both in terms of presentation and substance. This is a handy desk reference for those of us who are not frequent readers of material on copyright but are, nonetheless, responsible for administering copyright compliance at some level. The splendid flowcharts allow you to move much more quickly through the steps of a copyright analysis. Butler addresses cutting-edge topics for libraries like mobile technologies and multimedia formats at lending institutions. She also provides guidance at the international level, which is rare in the U.S. litera¬ture on copyright in libraries or academic institutions."
— Law Library Journal