Other Copyright Resources
The following is a list of other resources available on the topic
of copyright, and where they can be found:
- U.S. Government. Copyright Law of the United States of America.
Washington, D.C.; 1995.
Available at IRM. Rec# 365.
Circular 92 contains the text of Title 17 revised to September
30, 1994, and includes reprints of two amendatory Acts of October
18 and December 8, 1994. Circular 1 explains what a copyright
is; Circular 3 discusses copyright notice provisions; Circular
65 explains copyright registration for automated databases. Also
included in file are annotated copies of United States Code Title
17 Copyrights and the Colorado Revised Statute 2-5-115 for copyright
copyright laws/documentation/law research.
- Pamela Samuelson. Copyright's Fair Use Doctrine and Digital
Data. Communications of the ACM. 1994 Jan; 37(1): pg 21=27.
Available at IRM. Rec# 368.
Author refers to her September 1993 article (procite #366) about
the fair use doctrine. This article discusses its application
to other works in digital form, such as electronic messages or
newsletters and digital images or sounds. It identifies a number
of situations in which digital copying would almost certinly be
permitted as fair use, and some in which fair use defenses would
be virtually futile.
- Fair Use Under the Copyright Law as it Pertains to Creating
an Educational On-Line Database. Martha Cochran. ; 1993 May 14.
12 pgs Xerox copy. Available at http://www.geom.umn.edu/ chance/Fair_Use/web.html.
Available at IRM. Rec# 445.
Article discusses the issue of copying articles into database
for educational use by a college professor for developing a course.
Reviews the issues involved as well as rules of copyright law
surround fair use.
- Pamela Samuelson. Computer Programs and Copyright's
Fair Use Doctrine. Communications of the ACM. 1993 Sep; 36(9):
Available at IRM. Rec# 367.
Author discusses the fair use doctrine applied both in the U.S.
and other countries.The term "software piracy" has been
applied in some situations. She provides a framework with which
readers can judge for themselves when the unauthorized copies
they might make will be considered lawful or unlawful.
Copyright in Educational Setting
- Copyright Risks and Rights on Networked Campuses: A Guide
for Faculty, Administrators, and Students. Lawrence F. Young,
D. Sc. ,. J. D., Co-Director, The Center for Information Technology
and Law. Cincinnati, Ohio: University of Cincinnati; 1995 Dec.
24 pgs Xerox copy.
Available at IRM. Rec# 530.
Focusing on electronic networks and computer-based material, this
report summarizes copyright law as it applies to the educational
setting. One section discusses uncertain issues arising in a networked
environment and how copyright principles are likely to be applied.
Legal Issues in Electronic Communication
- Edward A. Cavazos and Gavino Morin. Cyberspace and the Law:
Your Rights and Duties in the On-Line World. Cambridge, MA: The
MIT Press; 1995; c1994. 215 pgs paperback. ISBN: 0-262-53123-
Available at IRM. Rec# 340.
This book is a response to the realization that there is a strong
need for analysis of the legal issues of cyberspace and that there
was no single source to which a user in cyberspace could turn
for this analysis. Authors intentionally avoided legal terms and
wrote primarily for on-line users who have little or no legal
training. This book covers a wide range of legal issues that a
user is likely to encounter on-line, such as privacy, business
transactions, copyright law, application of the First Amendment
to on-line activities, sexually explicit material, and concludes
with a chapter on "cyber-crimes." A series of various
statues and laws are included in the Appendix section at the end.
- David Loundy. Revising the Copyright Law for Electronic Publishing.
The John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law. 1995
Sep; XIV: pg. 1-46. ISSN: 1078-4128.
Available at IRM. Rec# 464.
This paper discusses the need for change brought on by the growth
of electronic publishing and the issues related to electronic
distribution of copyrighted works. It specifically addresses distribution
and viewing of electronic works in the U.S.
- U.S. National Research Council Steering Committee for Intellectual
Property Issues in Software. Intellectual Property Issues in Software.
Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press; 1991; ISBN: 0-309-04344-1.
Available at UC Math/Physics Library: QA76.755 N37 1991.
Book is based on a forum for computer and legal experts to help
clarify the basic issues that set directions for the future in
the field of intellectual property protection for software. It
also draws on articles and reports distributed to participants,
as well as other informational materials. The following chapters
describe the spectrum of legal and technical perspectives on intellectual
property protection for software: 1. Changing Contexts for the
Software Industry; 2. Background to Basic Legal Issues (copyright,,
trade secret, patent, the international situation); 3. Is Software
a Special Case? 4. A Closer Look at Current Issues (protected
or unprotected? the patent-copyright interface, patent problems:
structural or legal? and others); 5. The Open Agenda; 6. Bibliography.
- Pamela Samuelson. Updating the Copyright Look and Feel Lawsuits.
Communications of the ACM. 1992 Sep; 35(9): pg 25-31.
Available at IRM. Rec# 366.
Article discusses what has been happening in the software copyright
look and feel lawsuits using the legal concept of summary judgment.
She illustrates by using what happened to Apple Computer's copyright
claims against Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard to illustrate the
- Communications of the ACM. 1995 Apr; 38(4).
Available at IRM. Rec# 369.
Issue is devoted to digital libraries, including information about
supporting technologies and projects. It also includes the ACM
Electronic Publishing Plan and Copyright issues and policies in