Title of Contribution

The Long Arm of the Law

Abstract

This presentation provides a discussion on copyright issues, including the fixing of e-book prices and e-reserve practices. It offers in-depth, analytical updates about some of the most current, library-impacting legal cases and opens the floor for discussion on these controversial topics. These legal cases include the Google Book Settlement, Kirtsaeng versus Wiley, the widely-discussed Georgia State University e-reserves case, and the brand new ruling in the Authors' Guild versus Hathi Trust case. The presentation also includes a global library component, namely in which Winston discusses the efforts of IFLA to advocate for library roles and user rights. The goals of this project are clearly outlined and explained to portray the importance of IFLA’s efforts and to show the lengths that they are taking to be successful in their endeavor.

DOI

10.5703/1288284315081

 

The Long Arm of the Law

This presentation provides a discussion on copyright issues, including the fixing of e-book prices and e-reserve practices. It offers in-depth, analytical updates about some of the most current, library-impacting legal cases and opens the floor for discussion on these controversial topics. These legal cases include the Google Book Settlement, Kirtsaeng versus Wiley, the widely-discussed Georgia State University e-reserves case, and the brand new ruling in the Authors' Guild versus Hathi Trust case. The presentation also includes a global library component, namely in which Winston discusses the efforts of IFLA to advocate for library roles and user rights. The goals of this project are clearly outlined and explained to portray the importance of IFLA’s efforts and to show the lengths that they are taking to be successful in their endeavor.