Category: Copyright

U.S. Copyright Office September 2017 Discussion Document on 17 U.S.C. § 108 [Limitations on exclusive rights: Reproduction by libraries and archives]...

by on October 3, 2017 3:59 pm
Please see here. It proposes adding museums to the list of eligible institutions and would permit the making of preservation copies of published works and expand the kinds of documents that can go online during the last 20 years of a copyright’s term.

Recent U.S. District Court Opinion Is a Blow to Open Access ... But It Is Being Appealed

by on February 19, 2017 12:48 pm
… please see the Memorandum Opinion of U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan dated February 2, 2017 in American Society For Testing and Materials, et al. v. Public Resource.Org, Inc., et al. (D.D.C. no. 13-cv-01215-TSC): here. For reporting on this, and related matters — regarding private copyrights contained in public safety laws, in particular, the proprietary… Read more Recent U.S. District Court Opinion Is a Blow to Open Access ... But It Is Being Appealed

HathiTrust’s Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) Continues to Add More Works to the Public Domain

by on January 12, 2017 5:56 pm
From: HathiTrust Update January 12, 2017 The CRMS World Project Completion has helped designate 156,074 more materials in the HathiTrust in the public domain. Please see here for an earlier report.