Monday, 7 April 2008

Section 108 Study Group makes report

The Section 108 Study Group has issued a news release announcing that they've written a report recommending changes in the Copyright law to reflect digital technologies. Section 108 is the section of the Copyright Act that provides limited exceptions for libraries and archives so that they may make copies to replace copyrighted works in their collections when necessary, preserve them for the long term and make them available to users. The Section 108 Study Group was convened by the Library of Congress and by the U.S. Copyright Office to prepare findings and make recommendations for possible alterations Section 108 that reflect current technologies and strike the appropriate balance between copyright holders and libraries/archives to best serve the public interest. You can find the full report of the Section 108 Study Group (PDF) or the Executive Summary of the report (PDF) on their website.

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