Category: Public interest

Pew Research Center's "Libraries at the Crossroads" Report

by on October 1, 2015 12:59 pm
The Pew Research Center has released Libraries at the Crossroads: The public is interested in new services and thinks libraries are important to communities (September 15, 2015) The “Summary of Findings” reads: American libraries are buffeted by cross currents. Citizens believe that libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program… Read more Pew Research Center's "Libraries at the Crossroads" Report

No Valid Copyright in the "Happy Birthday" Song Lyrics

by on September 23, 2015 4:43 pm
In a decision filed yesterday, Chief Judge George H. King of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has held there is no valid copyright in the “Happy Birthday” song lyrics — please see here. For some news coverage of the case, please see here. Cross-posted at Legal Research Plus.

2015 Global Peace Index

by on September 1, 2015 1:35 pm
The Institute for Economics and Peace has released: Global Peace Index 2015 Some highlights from the Executive Summary: This is the ninth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks the nations of the world according to their level of peacefulness. The index is composed of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected… Read more 2015 Global Peace Index