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Reaction Round-Up: Golan v. Holder

Reaction Round-Up: Golan v. Holder

In the midst of the SOPA/PIPA protests of yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court released a 69-page opinion, deciding Golan v. Holder [PDF] in favor of the government.  These are only some of the stories, analyses and reactions out there in the press and blogosphere. Some content excerpted following links. Press and Tech Press Ars Technica – Supreme Court rules Congress can re-copyright public domain works New York Times – Public Domain Works Can Be Copyrighted Anew, Supreme Court Rules TechDirt – Supreme Court…

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Cultural Gems That Should Be in the Public Domain Today – The Atlantic Wire

Cultural Gems That Should Be in the Public Domain Today – The Atlantic Wire

Cultural Gems That Should Be in the Public Domain Today – Entertainment – The Atlantic Wire This has been passed around, I’m sure. But the geekier parts of me finds it interesting that all of Lord of the Rings and most of the Chronicles of Narnia could be in the public domain by now, if not for the 1976 Copyright Act.

New Directions in Scholarly Communication

New Directions in Scholarly Communication

Open Access Week has started off with a very good webinar, led by Joe Kraus and with presentions by John Wilbanks, Heather Piwowak and Molly Keener. And in the spirit of OA, their presentations are available on Slideshare! John Wilbanks Heather Piwowak – Open research data: fun, important, and in need of librarians Molly Keener – Scholarly Communication: A Changing Landscape Very informative, very interesting … if you’re involved with scholarly publishing or academic copyright, definitely take a look at…

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Best Practices for Fair Use in Academic Libraries

Best Practices for Fair Use in Academic Libraries

This is fairly ambitious and very cool.  A 3-year project to develop a code of best practices for fair use in academic libraries.  If you’re working in an academic/research library, the researchers are looking for input and participation … see below for a contact email. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a code of best practices in fair use for academic and research libraries. ARL will undertake the…

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