The advancement of innovative education, librarianship, and scholarship has become increasingly entangled with copyright law. Research and education seem to be routinely reinvented with the creation of new software and technological devices. Private agreements are becoming a dominant force on the shape of legal rights and responsibilities.
The copyright path : changing needs and copyright solutions -- The scope of protectable works -- Works without copyright protection -- Duration and formalities : how long do copyrights last? -- Who owns the copyright? -- The rights of copyright owners -- Exceptions to the rights of owners -- Fair use : getting started -- Fair use : understanding the four factors -- Getting comfortable with fair use : applying the four factors -- The meaning of fair use guidelines -- Distance education and the TEACH Act -- Libraries and the special provisions of Section 108 -- Responsibilities, liabilities, and doing the right thing -- Music and copyright / by Dwayne K. Buttler -- Anticircumvention and the DMCA -- Copyright, archives, and unpublished materials -- Permission from copyright owners