October 27, 2021

New Report: Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works for Libraries, Archives, and Other Memory Institutions

2014-12-03_20-10-49New Report: Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works for Libraries, Archives, and Other Memory Institutions

Published by the Center for Media and Social Impact that consists of the following coordinating organizations:

  • The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University
  • Center for Media & Social Impact, School of Communication, American University
  • The Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project

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Summary:

Over 150 librarians, archivists and other memory institution professionals have contributed to the development of this Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works. This statement provides clear and easy to understand guidance for memory institutions that seek to provide digital preservation and access to collections containing copyrighted, orphan works under the doctrine of fair use.


Note: ALA will hold a free webinar tomorrow (December 4, 2014) at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific. It will be available at this URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r3jb19su2pe/ and is scheduled to run one hour. Registration is NOT required.

The program will feature Peter Jaszi (American University, Washington College of Law) and David Hansen (UC Berkeley and UNC Chapel Hill).

The webinar is part of the ALA Washington Office Copy Talk series. 

Recordings of two previously held CopyTalk webinars are also available online:

 

 

 

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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