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The Case for Copyright Exceptions and Fair Use

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For on January 17, 1984, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that consumers could tape their favorite TV shows and watch them later without the copyright holder’s consent. Such action, the Court decided, didn’t constitute copyright infringement because it was fair use , that is, a limitation and exception to the exclusive rights granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. copyright law.

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What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

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However, as the founder of the Bookshare online library, we have a great deal at stake in how the Treaty gets implemented. First, it makes creating a national domestic copyright exception an obligation of countries that ratify the Treaty. Second, the Treaty allows for easier import and export of accessible versions of books and other copyrighted works. Technological Protection Measures.

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We Have a Treaty…and It’s Great!

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I’ve been actively advocating for an international copyright exception model that would greatly benefit people with disabilities, as anyone who has read my blog over the years can attest! After all, Benetech’s Bookshare initiative is the largest online library serving people with print disabilities in the world. copyright exception. For starters, it closely follows the Chafee Amendment , which is the copyright exception that has made Bookshare possible in the United States.

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Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

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Embracing measured risk, The Fund has been willing to make early bets on Benetech, and has repeatedly chosen to invest in our prototype projects. Twelve years ago, the Fund made its first grant to Benetech, in support of the then newly launched Bookshare , our accessible online library for people with disabilities that get in the way of reading print, including visual impairments and dyslexia.

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Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

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To explain our approach, let’s look at Bookshare , our accessible online library for people with print disabilities. The Bookshare breakthrough put our users in charge of the collection with a crowd-sourced library built by—and for—the people it serves. copyright law. As a result, we quickly became the world’s largest online library for people with print disabilities. But our measure of success goes beyond what any one of our initiatives alone can achieve.

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Towards Global Access for the Print Disabled

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A Policy Update from an engineer, Jim Fruchterman of Benetech June 8, 2010 The international copyright negotiations in Geneva around a proposed Treaty for the Visually Impaired (“TVI”) have been steadily heating up. I’m measuring this entire effort by how it much it does to change this sorry state of affairs, in both the short and long term. I would class this as TVI (nearly identical) plus additional provisions creating a similar exception for schools, libraries and archives.

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Arts 2.0: Examples of Arts Organizations Social Media Strategies

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Finally the Library of Congress community tagging pilot project on flickr. follow up here ) A pilot project the Library of Congress is undertaking with Flickr , the enormously popular photo-sharing site that has been a Web 2.0 In a nut shell, 1000 people may have installed it, but a lot more may be seeing it and while this is not the kind of traffic we can measure, it is interesting to think about. | View | Upload your own.

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Wikipedia: the next research frontier | Beaconfire Wire

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While this argument may hold a kernel of truth for the most petty of proctors, I think that in a larger measure, they truly believe in the system, and that opening the gates to the rabble could only lead to academic chaos. privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consultingSkip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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gokubi.com

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A couple things come to mind: It’s easier It can happen at a distance We can now use UI components like we used to use software libraries First, it’s definitely easier. Distance, as measured by bandwidth, can still matter, as Gareth pointed out yesterday. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Integration: best of breed UI? Integration: best of breed UI?

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The Participatory Museum Process Part 4: Adventures in Self-Publishing

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I would take good books off my shelf and measure their margins, scrutinize the heading fonts, and generally muddle my way through. Do you know what the numbers on the copyright page mean? available for free at your library and on the web. This is the final segment in a four-part series about writing The Participatory Museum. Check out the other parts here. This posts explains why and how I self-published The Participatory Museum.