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22 Nov 2010, 7:54 am by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle) A number of people have been commenting on the copyright status of Mark Twain’s Autobiography, which was recently published by the University of California Press and has become a best-seller. [read post]
8 Nov 2010, 5:34 am by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
I mentioned this case this past July, writing a brief review of a keen observation made by Cornell’s Peter Hirtle. [read post]
17 Oct 2010, 2:19 pm by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle) A little over two years ago, I wrote a post entitled " Free the Founding Fathers! [read post]
20 Sep 2010, 7:36 am by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle) One of the things that Napster taught us is that just because it is easy to do something, it is not always legal. [read post]
25 Jul 2010, 7:00 pm by Donn Zaretsky
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento discusses a Peter Hirtle post discussing what could be an enormously important copyright decision that not enough people are discussing. [read post]
12 Jul 2010, 2:24 am by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle) One wouldn’t normally expect a lawsuit between a watch manufacturer (Omega) and a big-box retailer (COSTCO) about the scope of “gray-market” sales of manufactured goods to have much of an impact on libraries and archives, but the upcoming Supreme Court case of Costco v. [read post]
10 Jul 2010, 3:24 am by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle) In Section 12.9 of Copyright & Cultural Institutions, I discuss briefly whether FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, governs the digitization of student papers and theses. [read post]
7 Jul 2010, 12:46 pm by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle) A recent post at the Citizen Media Law Project about one’s First Sale rights with e-books got me thinking about libraries. [read post]
6 Jul 2010, 8:30 pm by Donn Zaretsky
Peter Hirtle on photograper Anne Pearse-Hocker's lawsuit against the Smithsonian:"I can well imagine that a user would see 'worldwide permission' and assume everything is covered. [read post]
4 Jul 2010, 6:32 am by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle)On p. 195 of Copyright & Cultural Institutions (C&CI), I noted that “Court cases involving copyright infringement by cultural heritage institutions are rare. [read post]
19 May 2010, 7:07 am by Jennifer Stephens
Peter Hirtle at LibraryLaw Blog discusses the recent posting at of Elana Kagen's thesis at Princeton University. [read post]
16 May 2010, 8:09 am by Peter Hirtle
[by Peter Hirtle] I was catching up on some blog readings this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to find that Jill Hurst-Wahl in a post on copyright had a link to what she called Mary Minow's "good news" from 3 weeks ago. [read post]
6 Feb 2010, 8:30 pm by Donn Zaretsky
(see Peter Hirtle’s public domain chart.) [read post]
4 Feb 2010, 12:44 am by Joe Hodnicki
Peter Hirtle, Senior Policy Advisor in the Cornell University Library and member of the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Advisory Board, has updated his very useful Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States chart. [read post]
19 Jan 2010, 2:10 pm by Mary
See interview with Peter Hirtle for more details. [read post]
1 Dec 2009, 7:43 pm by Donn Zaretsky
An interview with Peter Hirtle on Cornell University Library's new permissions guidelines for public domain images [via]. [read post]
27 Nov 2009, 11:45 am by Kevin Smith
  Peter Hirtle, of Cornell University and the LibraryLaw blog, performed a tremendous service by posting this report and some other documents from the case on the Scribd web site. [read post]