This article discusses basic copyright issues and resources in order to provide the tools librarians need to develop their own institutional copyright policies. The relevant laws are discussed including the legal rights given to copyright holders (§106), the limitations on these rights ( §107, §108, §110), and the DMCA. The four criteria for a fair use analysis (§107) are covered as well as the pros and cons of the established fair use guidelines. Special library exemptions and problems are explained for Interlibrary Loan, unsupervised patron copying, archives and copying and viewing videos.
Ruleman, Alice Baither
"Oops! Is That Legal? Answering Copyright Questions,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 46
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol46/iss2/3