John N. Gathegi is Professor at the School of Information and Courtesy Professor in the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida teaching and researching in the area of information law and policy, media law, and the First Amendment. His interests include intellectual property rights and emerging information technologies, information security, free speech and access to legal information. He earned his Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was articles editor on the >Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He has practiced law in California, was previously Director of the School of Information at the University of South Florida, Dean of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division at Merritt College in California, and has been a Fulbright Senior Specialist to Chile.
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Here are authoritative answers to the critical legal questions that make digital collection development and management so challenging and complex. Librarians, educators, technology leaders, information science educators, and anyone involved with digitized content will find this volume useful. This new work examines the intersection of digital library technology, and digital content, and the law. John N. Gathegi, Director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida is uniquely qualified to address these questions from his decades of work as an attorney, author, speaker, and as a faculty member.
From an opening discussion of general intellectual property issues to the application of copyright law to digital collections, the Handbook covers all the key topics in the field of intellectual property including several new issues, such as the problems of non-permanence, the complexity of multimedia content, issues surrounding open and closed access, evaluating data providers, proprietary search engines, derivative works, annotations and metadata, privacy, and more.
Practitioners will also appreciate the book’s practical checklists and compliance tools. For anyone looking a definitive guide to intellectual property applied to the world of digital content…this is the book to keep and use as an ongoing source of insight and critical information.