Kenneth D. Crews is the Samuel R. Rosen II Professor in the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis and in the IU School of Library and Information Science. He is also associate dean of the faculties for Copyright Management and directs the Copyright Management Center. He practiced general business and corporate law, primarily for the entertainment industry from 1980-1990 in Los Angeles and earned his MLS and PhD degrees from UCLA's School of Library and Information Science. Kenneth D. Crews has been named the first recipient of the "L. Ray Patterson Award: In Support of Users' Rights" by the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) Copyright Advisory Committee.
- About the Author
Copyright law never sleeps, making it imperative to keep abreast of the latest developments. Declared “an exemplary text that seals the standards for such books” (Managing Information), this newly revised and updated edition by respected copyright authority Crews offers timely insights and succinct guidance for LIS students, librarians, and educators alike. Readers will
- learn basic copyright definitions and key exceptions for education and library services;
- find information quickly with “key points” sidebars, legislative citations, and cross-references;
- understand the concept of fair use, with fresh interpretations of its many gray areas that will aid decision making;
- learn the current state of affairs regarding mass digitization, Creative Commons, classroom use and distance education, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other important topics;
- receive guidance on setting up on a copyright service at a library, college, or university; and
- find many helpful checklists for navigating copyright in various situations.
This straightforward, easy-to-use guide provides the tools librarians and educators need to take control of their rights and responsibilities as copyright owners and users.