Digital Rights Management. A Librarian's Guide to Technology by Grace Agnew

By Grace Agnew

This publication offers an summary of electronic rights administration (DRM), together with: an summary of terminology and concerns dealing with libraries, plus an summary of the know-how together with criteria and off-the-shelf items. It discusses the position and implications of DRM for present library providers, resembling built-in library administration platforms, digital reserves, advertisement database licenses, electronic asset administration platforms and electronic library repositories. It additionally discusses the effect that DRM 'trusted method' applied sciences, already in use in complementary components, resembling path administration structures and web-based electronic media distribution, could have on libraries. It additionally discusses recommendations for enforcing DRM in libraries and information for shielding highbrow estate within the internet environment.

  • A useful advisor that locations DRM in the context of the companies and practices of the library and provides suggestions on getting started
  • An comprehensible review of the applied sciences and criteria taken with electronic rights management
  • An evaluate of the DRM panorama past libraries, with an emphasis on how this panorama affects libraries and shapes DRM normally. specifically, the e-learning and electronic media distribution arenas are embracing DRM, with major capability impact

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2498, s. 22 The UK does not specify the amount of a copyrightprotected work that can be copied for research and study under fair dealing. ‘The librarian of a prescribed library’ may supply a copy of a ‘reasonable proportion’ of the work for the cost of reproduction (Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, c. 24 31 Digital Rights Management A notable change to fair dealing in the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003 is the requirement that the researcher must satisfy the librarian that the requested copying is research for a non-commercial purpose or for private study.

Universities and other complex organisations create a wide range of copyright-protected resources, so an organisation may be hesitant about including ‘blanket’ provisions concerning the appropriate use of the organisation’s intellectual property, except in very broad terms. However, the copyright policy may mandate or strongly recommend that each department or project provide a statement or policy on acceptable use for the intellectual property created within the project or department. It is standard practise to include an acceptable use policy on a website, for example, or to employ a web-accessible license, such as a Creative Commons license, which is discussed elsewhere in this book.

The bill was introduced and received a first reading in December 2006 and was remanded to the Commerce Committee for further consideration. 57 The bill has not yet become law. ’ (US Const. art. 58 The concept of copyright is thus part of the foundation of US Government. Congress enacted the first copyright law in the US in 1790. Copyright law has undergone numerous revisions since that date, to accommodate the needs of specific formats, and the authors of those formats, such as photographs, phonograms and digital materials; to harmonise with international treaties; and to respond to the requirements of the digital information era.

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