The UK's copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. This new handbook brings clarity to what would otherwise be a complex topic. The author provides sensible and realistic guidance for all library and information practitioners
The E-copyright Handbook provides library and information professionals with practical guidance to minimize the risk of copyright infringement. It considers how copyright applies to a wide range of electronic content types including APIs, e-books, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, e-mails, streaming, podcasts, broadcasts, databases, social networking
Copyright law is extremely complex, and consulting a copy of the legislation is not easy, given that the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 has been amended many times. This book aims to promote the understanding of copyright compliance by users, and to simplify the task of library and information professionals in advising on it.