The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators

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This article was downloaded by: []On: 08 November 2014, At: 23:08Publisher: RoutledgeInforma Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH,UKJournal of InterlibraryLoan, Document Delivery &Electronic ReservePublication details, including instructions forauthors and subscription information: Complete CopyrightLiability Handbook forLibrarians and EducatorsDorita F. Bolger Professor aa Westminster College , New Wilmington, PA, 16172Published online: 12 Oct 2008.To cite this article: Dorita F. Bolger Professor (2008) The Complete Copyright LiabilityHandbook for Librarians and Educators, Journal of Interlibrary Loan, DocumentDelivery & Electronic Reserve, 18:4, 477-478, DOI: 10.1080/10723030802182099To link to this article: SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLETaylor & Francis makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all theinformation (the Content) contained in the publications on our platform.However, Taylor & Francis, our agents, and our licensors make norepresentations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness,or suitability for any purpose of the Content. Any opinions and viewsexpressed in this publication are the opinions and views of the authors, andare not the views of or endorsed by Taylor & Francis. The accuracy of theContent should not be relied upon and should be independently verified withprimary sources of information. Taylor and Francis shall not be liable for anylosses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, other liabilities whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly orindirectly in connection with, in relation to or arising out of the use of theContent.This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes.Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan,sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone isexpressly forbidden. Terms & Conditions of access and use can be found at by [] at 23:08 08 November 2014 REVIEWSTHE COMPLETE COPYRIGHT LIABILITY HANDBOOK FOR LI-BRARIANS AND EDUCATORS. Tomas A. Lipinski, Series, The Le-gal Advisor for Librarians, Educators, and Information Professionals.New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2006. 411 pp. ISBN: 1-55570-532-4. $125.00.Lipinski, a well-respected expert on copyright, provides the inauguralvolume in this series, The Legal Advisor for Librarians, Educators, andInformation Professionals. The Complete Copyright Liability Handbookfor Librarians and Educators is designed to help librarians and educatorscomprehend the law, determine how it affects their institutions, and under-stand how to comply with the law to the advantage of the institution andits users.Laura N. Gasaway, Director of the Law Library and Professor of Lawat the University of North Carolina, a renowned copyright expert herself,provides an excellent Foreword to this volume. Lipinskis Preface pro-vides a superb overview of the book. These two sections provide morethan adequate justification of the value of this book to practitioners andtheir institutions. A clear and comprehensible glossary of essential termsprecedes the 13 chapters and supporting items in this volume. The volumeis arranged in five sections: types of copyright liability, penalties and im-munities in copyright law, the impact of the Digital Millennium CopyrightAct (DMCA) of 1998, ways to limit exposure to liability, and compliancetools.Section 1 explains three types of copyright infringement: direct, con-tributory, and vicarious. Section 2 addresses penalties and immunities forJournal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic ReserveVol. 18(4) 2008Available online at http://www.haworthpress.comC 2008 by The Haworth Press. All rights reserved.doi: 10.1080/10723030802182099 477Downloaded by [] at 23:08 08 November 2014 478 Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reservelibraries and schools. Lipinski uses excellent real-world examples to illus-trate a variety of legal points and explains the amount of liability (dam-ages) awarded in particular instances. Section 3 examines the impact ofthe DMCA in library and educational environments, devoting a chapter totechnological protections under Section 1201. Section 4 discusses how li-braries and schools can limit their exposure to liability. It includes chapterson legally reproducing and distributing copyrighted material in the library,circulating copyrighted software, and copyright compliance for distanceeducation programs.Of special note is Section 5, which includes several invaluable com-pliance tools: a copyright compliance audit, an implementation check-list for Section 512 registered agents, and numerous sample copy-right policies. There are two indexes: one to the legal cases and oneto subjects. This book is the definitive reference on copyright andshould be read and used by librarians, educators, and informationprofessionals.Dorita F. BolgerProfessorReference/ILL/Information Literacy LibrarianWestminster CollegeNew Wilmington, PA 16172THE VIRTUAL REFERENCE HANDBOOK: INTERVIEW AND IN-FORMATION DELIVERY TECHNIQUES FOR THE CHAT ANDE-MAIL ENVIRONMENTS. Diane K. Kovacs. New York: Neal-Schumanpublishers, 2007. 132 pp. ISBN: 1-55570-598-7. $65.00.The Virtual Reference Handbook by Diane Kovacs is an introductionto the world of virtual reference. In four chapters Kovacs explainsthe ins and outs of answering virtual reference questions. Throughoutthe book readers will find advice, by way of question and answers,from eight librarians currently providing online reference services.Also available throughout the chapters are self-assessment learningactivities. At the end of each chapter are extensive recommendedreadings.Downloaded by [] at 23:08 08 November 2014


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