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The legal problems of document supply by libraries an international perspective

The legal problems of document supply by libraries an international perspective Purpose This paper seeks to describe the current copyright environment from an international perspective, particularly as it relates to the supply of document surrogates.Designmethodologyapproach The paper describes the current situation in Canada, Australia, the UK and in particular the current saga of Subito and publishers in Germany. It addresses licences and copyright law generally and the impact of open access. Two specific court cases in Canada and Germany are described and their implications considered.Findings International copyright is complex and publishers are establishing new restrictions on fair use provision through the imposition of licences. National and international laws lag behind in clearly addressing fair use in the electronic environment.Originalityvalue The paper is one of the very few that addresses the issue of national and international copyright specifically in relation to document supply. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interlending & Document Supply Emerald Publishing

The legal problems of document supply by libraries an international perspective

Interlending & Document Supply , Volume 36 (2): 6 – May 30, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0264-1615
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10.1108/02641610810878521
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Abstract

Purpose This paper seeks to describe the current copyright environment from an international perspective, particularly as it relates to the supply of document surrogates.Designmethodologyapproach The paper describes the current situation in Canada, Australia, the UK and in particular the current saga of Subito and publishers in Germany. It addresses licences and copyright law generally and the impact of open access. Two specific court cases in Canada and Germany are described and their implications considered.Findings International copyright is complex and publishers are establishing new restrictions on fair use provision through the imposition of licences. National and international laws lag behind in clearly addressing fair use in the electronic environment.Originalityvalue The paper is one of the very few that addresses the issue of national and international copyright specifically in relation to document supply.

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Interlending & Document SupplyEmerald Publishing

Published: May 30, 2008

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