Thursday, September 08, 2005

Study of Copyright Section 108

The Library of Congress has created the Section 108 Study Group:
to conduct a reexamination of the exceptions and limitations applicable to libraries and archives under the Copyright Act, specifically in light of the changes wrought by digital media. The group will study how Section 108 of the Copyright Act may need to be amended to address the relevant issues and concerns of libraries and archives, as well as creators and other copyright holders. The group will provide findings and recommendations on how to revise the copyright law in order to ensure an appropriate balance among the interests of creators and other copyright holders, libraries and archives in a manner that best serves the national interest. The findings and recommendations will be submitted by mid-2006 to the Librarian of Congress.
My guess is that digital materials will find themselves in the midst of most of the discussion. There is a place for comments from those of us outside the committee. [from ResourceShelf]

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