The American Library Association's Washington Office tumblr. We post about federal policies that affect libraries, including copyright, privacy and access. We also post about ebooks and, admittedly, the occasional library fluff.
Posts tagged copyright
First sale or “exhaustion” is the exception that limits the exclusive right of distribution. Once a copy is lawfully acquired, the right of distribution for that copy is exhausted. Obviously, this is the bread and butter of public libraries. Without exhaustion, libraries could not lend books. A secondary market for protected works would be illegal—so long to used bookstores, eBay, and the Salvation Army. Why the opposition to first sale from a bunch of librarians? US library lending is happening
I really cannot fathom how anyone would say that the blind are thieves when accessible copies of books are not even available for purchase. Intellectual property [sic] – it’s not about property
← Older posts Page 1 of 7