Commonsense Copyright

A Guide for Educators and Librarians, 2d ed.


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About the Book

This second edition presents information updated as of the end of 1998 regarding the Copyright Act as currently amended. Applicable to both general and specialized audiences, the book covers copyright as it applies to a variety of settings, with numerous usage examples and guideline charts, all presented in an easy-to-read format with the “legalese” reserved for the footnotes. Featured are sections on the use of copyrighted materials, libraries and copyrighted materials, permissions policies, and new technology issues such as computer software, electronic publishing, the Internet, multimedia and distance learning. Resource guides—to services such as the Library of Congress Copyright Office information hotline, circulars, and mailings, as well as the Television Licensing Center, and the Copyright Clearance Center—and to Internet resources, print bibliographies, and other applicable documents and laws, are provided.

About the Author(s)

An associate professor of education at Kansas State University, R.S. Talab has served twice as chairperson of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s copyright committee. She lives in Manhattan, Kansas.

Bibliographic Details

R.S. Talab
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 304
Bibliographic Info: tables, worksheets, notes, resources, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 1999
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0675-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8441-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“accurate, well-organized…recommended”—Library Journal; “a readable guide…highly recommended…contains valuable examples of copyright use”—ARBA; “a primer for schools, libraries, and home users”—Emergency Librarian; “demystifies an often confusing topic”—Technicalities; “well organized, accurate”—School Library Media Quarterly; “comprehensive”—Journal of Academic Librarianship; “useful”—Book Report; “recommended”—Library Science Annual; “this up-to-date and clearly written and organized resource will be an essential volume…. Recommended”—Library Talk; “this excellent resource will be useful to anyone confused about copyright issues or for those simply needing some new information about copyright in a world of emerging technologies”—VOYA; “very handy…. At a glance readers can quickly determine appropriate copyright behavior”—American Libraries.