May 27, 2022

New Infographic: “How Libraries Are Champions for Academic Freedom and Balanced Copyright”

A new infographic was released by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) earlier today.


  • It tells the story of how libraries are champions for academic freedom and balanced copyright policies.
  • Explains the threat of unbalanced copyright to academic freedoms, including the freedom to research, to teach and learn, and to publish.


We’ve also embedded the infographic below.


ARL is grateful to Jonathan Band, Brandon Butler, William Cross, Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Peter Hirtle, Peter Jaszi, and Lisa Macklin for their valuable assistance with the framing of this infographic. ARL thanks Kien Tseng and his colleagues at Yippa for their fantastic graphic design work.

Note: Here’s a direct links to sources cited in the infographic:

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.