Fair Use and the Digital Age

Fair Use and the Digital Age

Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-881-9.ch056
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Abstract

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. For example, a copyright protects original works of authorship giving the holder exclusive rights to reproduce or copy, produce derivative works based on the copyrighted work, distribute copies of the work, perform the work freely, and display the work publicly.

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Fair Use Criteria: Include limited access to the resources; limited time of use; limited quantity or portion used; and limited commercial effect to the author.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): Enacted in 1998. In spring 1999, the U. S. Copyright Office conducted public hearings to recommend changes to the DMCA in support of distance education through digital technologies.

Copyright: Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.

Fair Use: The manipulation of copyrighted works, including such use by reproduction in copies or recordings, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research (Wikipedia, 2006 AU12: The in-text citation "Wikipedia, 2006" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).

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