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Intellectual property, the internet and the libraries

Intellectual property, the internet and the libraries The technological convergence of the means of mass communication has produced a new situation regarding intellectual property, particularly in connection with the internet. This paper gives an overview of the situation. Increasingly, information professionals find themselves in the battlefield between copyright holders and users. Two central EU Directives on copyright are analysed, especially regarding the consequences for libraries open to the public. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

Intellectual property, the internet and the libraries

New Library World , Volume 105 (11/12): 6 – Nov 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0307-4803
DOI
10.1108/03074800410568752
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Abstract

The technological convergence of the means of mass communication has produced a new situation regarding intellectual property, particularly in connection with the internet. This paper gives an overview of the situation. Increasingly, information professionals find themselves in the battlefield between copyright holders and users. Two central EU Directives on copyright are analysed, especially regarding the consequences for libraries open to the public.

Journal

New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2004

Keywords: Intellectual property; Copyright law; Internet; European Union; European directives; Libraries

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