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Practical copyright for library and information professionals

Practical copyright for library and information professionals

Pedley, Paul, author

The UK's copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. This handbook brings clarity to what would otherwise be a complex topic. The author provides sensible and realistic guidance for all library and information practitioners

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Facet Publishing, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Paul Pedley
ISBN: 1783300612, 9781783300617
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 224 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Copyright; Library copyright policies Great Britain.; Libraries; Libraries and Museums.


  1. 1. General principles
  2. 2. Legislative framework
  3. 3. Acts permitted in relation to copyright works (The Copyright Exceptions) 
  4. 4. Licensing
  5. 5. Digital copyright
  6. 6. Orphan works
  7. 7. Copyright compliance
  8. 8. Copyright for the corporate sector

Author note

Paul Pedley MA MLib FCLIP has been following developments in UK copyright law for nearly twenty years. He has been a member of the Libraries and Copyright Alliance since 1998, and regularly trains, lectures and speaks on copyright and other areas of information law. He is the author of a number of books published by Facet Publishing including the E-copyright Handbook, Digital Copyright, Copyright Compliance: Practical steps to stay within the law and Essential Law for Information Professionals.


You can use the book in two ways - to grab off the shelf to answer a copyright question quickly or to sit down with and the links to further reading online. Either way, you will come away more enlightened and confident about copyright. I would recommend the book to anyone with an interest in copyright.||Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Practical Copyright for Library and Information Professionals should be considered a "must" for the reference collections of all community, corporate, governmental, and academic libraries and included as a core supplement for Library Science Studies student curriculums.