Thursday, July 17, 2008

international copyright law and digitization

In one of those great synchronicities, I've encountered two publications on international copyright law and digitization, both of which are worth reading.

The first is an Information World Review article entitled "Scan and Deliver" about how issues of copyright clearance have affected the British Library's digitization program. (I keep hearing Adam Ant's "Stand and Deliver" in my head)

The second is the International Study on the Impact of Copyright Law on Digital Preservation just released by the Library of Congress. The report is a joint effort of the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, the Joint Information Systems Committee, the Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Law Project, and the SURFfoundation.

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