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3 Nov 2013, 7:54 pm by Mary
Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts-and-tools/ links to Peter Hirtle chart, Stanford copyright renewal database, Digital Image Rights Computator, Fair Use checklist and moreOrphan Works American Library Association http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/orphan Society of American Archivists. [read post]
8 Nov 2009, 4:18 am by Peter Hirtle
(posted by Peter Hirtle) Many of the critics of the proposed Google Book Settlement (GBS) have pointed out that it attempts to use the class action mechanism to effect what should be a legislative prerogative. [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]
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]
16 Oct 2009, 2:29 am by Peter Hirtle
(posted by Peter Hirtle)Earlier this fall I wrote about what I called "the other coursepack case" (in Michigan, as opposed to the Georgia State case). [read post]
18 Oct 2009, 4:28 am by Peter Hirtle
(posted by Peter Hirtle; cross-posted from http://blog.librarylaw.com)Earlier this fall I wrote about what I called "the other coursepack case" (in Michigan, as opposed to the Georgia State case). [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]
9 Sep 2009, 3:29 pm
(posted by Peter Hirtle)Lorcan Dempsey has an interesting blog posting about new publishing ventures in libraries. [read post]
29 Jun 2011, 3:34 pm by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle) CLIR has inaugurated a new publication series called Ruminations, and for its first report, it has published an incredibly interesting and important report by John Wilkin. [read post]
22 Oct 2009, 6:46 am by Peter Hirtle
(Posted by Peter Hirtle)The New York State Board of Regents met this week to discuss making permanent its proposed regulations on deaccessioning from museums and historical societies, and it punted. [read post]
20 Oct 2009, 7:47 am by Peter Hirtle
(Posted by Peter Hirtle) As the length of my posts suggests, James Grimmelmann put on a very thought-provoking symposium. [read post]
6 Sep 2009, 3:56 pm
(posted by Peter Hirtle)So Google, perhaps in response to Mary Minow's post, has issued a new privacy policy for Google Books. [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]
20 Oct 2009, 8:20 am by Peter Hirtle
  Posted by Peter Hirtle] Friday: L is for Lawsuit Kiran Raj (filling in for Michael Guzman), Cynthia Arato, and Jonathan Band opened the panels portion of the conference with what was for me (as a non-lawyer who has looked primarily at copyright) a tremendously useful introduction to the legal issues surrounding the settlement. [read post]
20 Oct 2009, 7:44 am by Peter Hirtle
  Posted by Peter Hirtle] The afternoon sessions presented less that was entirely new to me and my note-taking skills started to flag, so the notes below have less on the actual presentations and more commentary from me. [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]
21 Mar 2014, 1:24 pm by Peter Hirtle
(by Peter Hirtle) On 10-11 March, the Copyright Office sponsored a roundtable on the problem of orphan works: works protected by copyright whose authors cannot be located. [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]
24 Jul 2014, 2:23 pm by Peter Hirtle
(By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. [read post]