Copyright in the Digital Age

Still the bedrock of creativity and the creative industries

The Encouragement of Learning: Dr Sarah Thomas

The Encouragement of Learning Dr Sarah Thomas, Bodley’s Librarian and Director of Oxford University Library Services In 1709 the Statute of Anne, “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning by vesting the Copies of Printed Books in the Authors or purchasers of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned”, recognised intellectual and creative achievements as […]

The Stationers’ Company and Copyright: a brief introduction by Noel Osborne

The Stationers’ Company and Copyright: a brief introduction By Noel Osborne Stationers’ Hall lies at the historic heart of the British printing and publishing industries. Names such as Paternoster Row – the lane which ran from Amen Corner through St Paul’s Churchyard to what is now St Paul’s Underground Station -resonate with anyone who examines […]

Copyright and the Information Explosion: an Overview by Clive Bradley

Copyright and the Information Explosion: an Overview By Clive Bradley Abstract: The problem of how to reward and secure a livelihood for authors and other creative workers, and the producers who develop and put their often speculative products on the market, when the output is ephemeral and easily copied without reward or compensation, is of […]

Tomorrow’s Humanities: James Murdoch, News Corporation

Tomorrow’s Humanities Address by James Murdoch, at the launch of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities , The Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London, 20 May 2010 Introduction: It is a great honour for me to deliver the first annual lecture of the University College London Centre for Digital Humanities. I want to use this opportunity tonight, […]

Do Libraries Dream of Electric Sheep? Lisbet Rausing

Do Libraries Dream of Electric Sheep? COPYRIGHT—THIS IS A PUBLIC DOMAIN PAPER Please distribute this article. I would be glad to hear any comments readers might have. By Lisbet Rausing, Abstract: Imagine a New Alexandria. Imagine a library that contains the natural and social sciences of the West, peer-reviewed publications, archives, and collections.  It is electronic […]

Why copyright remains important: A perspective from a data publisher Trevor Fenwick Euromonitor

Why copyright remains important: A perspective from a data publisher Trevor Fenwick Chairman, Data Publishers Association, Managing Director, Euromonitor Abstract: Data publishing, where professional content is created, selected, collated and delivered as databases to professional and academic users has been a major adopter of digital technology. Data publishers are now also business service providers and […]

Other Men’s Flowers: David R Worlock

Other Men’s Flowers By David R Worlock Abstract: A sub-culture of illicit content re-use has always undermined legal protection of copyright . In the digital network that sub-culture becomes the dominant style of usage. Publishers need a new business model based on value added to content , and the network needs a framework of implied […]

 
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