Tennessee legislation introduced for pre-1972 sound recordings (Jan. 31, 2014) – HB 2187 / SB 2187 was introduced in Tennessee to provide state-level copyright protection for pre-1972 sound recordings, which are not copyrighted under US federal law. A smattering of states clearly apply copyright-like protections for pre-1972 sound recordings, but the
You may have heard that Congress is holding copyright hearings. This is all part of a planned “comprehensive” review of copyright, likely to take place over several years, with the intent of eventually passing “the Next Great Copyright Act”. So far all the hearings are happening in the House
… and, today’s testimony illustrates why the Section 108 study group was so ineffective. #fairuse #copyright
Swatch v. Bloomberg (Jan. 27, 2014) – Decision from the Second Circuit in Swatch v. Bloomberg, affirming fair use.
Another example of #copyright hindering scholarship. #ShelSilverstein http://www.ipbrief.net/2014/01/17/where-the-copyright-protection-ends-the-plight-of-shel-silversteins-biographer/
Open access added to 2014 Omnibus Appropriations (Jan. 16, 2014) – Following on the White House/OSTP Open Access Directive, the appropriations bill passed in January 2014 included funding for open access for the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health & Human Services. Read more at the Association of Research Libraries’
I’m guest blogging on the topic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership at ALA Washington Office’s “District Dispatch” blog for Copyright Week.
Copyright Education for Students – Jan. 15, 2014, 3-4pm. Du Bois Library, Room 2601. Boston Library Consortium webcast.
Hope everyone is having a great winter break. Nothing enlivens a dull vacation or SNOW DAY more than COPYRIGHT NEWS (am I right?), so here’s a few news bites for you: January 1 was Public Domain Day : Contrary to popular opinion, some things do enter the public domain here in