Now Available: Video Recording of “Mythbusting Controlled Digital Lending” Webinar
The Mythbusting Controlled Digital Lending” Webinar sponsored by The Internet Archive and Library Futures was recorded on February 10, 2020.
From the Video Recording Website:
Co-hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures, this webinar addressed the most commonly repeated myths about Controlled Digital Lending (CDL), countering misinformation and disinformation about the library practice now in use by hundreds of libraries. Attendees heard from authors, librarians, copyright specialists, and policy experts as they responded to the common misconceptions about controlled digital lending.Jump to:Reality: CDL uses technology to replicate a library’s right to loan works, in a digital format, to one user at a timeReality: CDL can help authors by enhancing the discoverability, availability, and accessibility of their worksReality: CDL is simply an application of fair use and fair use has been around as long as copyrightReality: Fair use allows use of the amount necessary to fulfill your purposeReality: Digital and physical libraries contribute to a healthy publishing ecosystem and increase sales and engagement for creative workReality: The ReDigi decision opens up the potential for more technological uses, like CDL, for non-commercial, educational accessReality: CDL helps users with print disabilities access booksReality: Libraries preserve information, and preservation requires ownership, not licensing agreementsReality: Author & publisher control ends at the time a book is purchased, and then fair use beginsReality: The copyright act makes no distinction between digital libraries and physical ones
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.