Tag Archives: Copyright and Fair Use

Scholars Win Exemptions to Digital-Copyright Act

The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a handful of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that may benefit media professors, archivists, and other academics. Under certain circumstances, they will now be allowed to circumvent access-control technologies on various electronic media.
Under one of the six exemptions, all of which will expire after three years, professors of film and media studies can circumvent the access-control technology of DVD’s in their libraries to use clips of films more easily in class.
Read the Chronicle of Higher Education article.

Digitization at Princeton

The digitization of text, images, and music has become an integral part of research and teaching at Princeton. Services to support these efforts continue to be developed to respond to an ever increasing need to convert traditional materials to digital versions that can be used in popular campus delivery systems such as Blackboard, Almagest, etc. The Princeton University Library’s Electronic Course Reserves (E-reserves), the Online Audio Reserves Project, and the Language Resource, Educational Technologies, and New Media Centers all offer services to Princeton faculty interested in working in this format.
Electronic Course Reserves (E-reserves)
Since the fall of 1998, first in a pilot project and then as a full service in 2001, staff members from both Firestone Library and all the branch libraries have used flatbed scanners to digitize course reserves reading material chosen by those faculty who elect to use the E-Reserves service and system. The service has grown from an initial 10 courses with about 50 readings to last year’s total of 495 courses and 15,063 readings

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Intellectual Property Focus of Campus Conference

The Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies is pleased to welcome all attendees to the Princeton University – Microsoft Intellectual Property Conference, May 18-20.
Few areas of law are changing as rapidly as intellectual property law. With the growth of new technologies for communicating ideas, the development of e-commerce, and the globalization of the marketplace for goods and information, intellectual property law faces issues and challenges unlike those it has faced in the past. The dizzying pace of change requires new ways of thinking about intellectual property and the accompanying issues of copyright, fair use, public domain, artistic creation, and other concepts that have traditionally defined the field.
Go to the conference web site.

Google Wages Fresh Campaign Against Critics of Project to Digitize Library Books


The battle between publishers and Google over the Internet-search company’s project to digitize library books has heated up with an announcement this month by Google that it was starting a campaign to dispel misperceptions about the project.

Read the complete Chronicle of Higher Education article here.