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Get to grips with the seismic changes to copyright law

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the sixth edition of Graham Cornish’s Copyright: Interpreting the law for libraries, archives and information services.

London, UK  ()

Cornish's Copyright, the standard work in its field, is indispensable for all librarians, information professionals, archivists and curators looking for solutions to their copyright problems. The book explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form.

This latest edition is revised and expanded in the light of new legislation which came into force in 2014/5 and some decisions by the courts which have changed our understanding of what the law means. Areas such as moral rights, originality, databases, and the use of broadcast material in education all receive detailed attention, along with Wikipedia, Creative Commons and Open Archives. Copyright is also considered in the context of social media.

All types of material that may attract copyright are considered, including, literary, dramatic and musical works; artistic works; sound recordings; films and videos; broadcasts; databases; computer programs and websites.

The text is amplified by the use of practical examples to illustrate complex points and complemented by a detailed index that enables the enquirer to pinpoint topics and proposed action quickly and accurately. The appendices provide helpful lists of addresses and selected further sources of information.This book will be invaluable for all librarians, information professionals and students who are looking for solutions to their copyright problem

Graham Cornish said, "The first edition of this book appeared in 1990 so it is celebrating its Silver Jubilee. When the fifth edition of this book appeared in 2009 one respected specialist in the field commented that it was a pity it had come out just then as a raft of new legislation was expected within months. The months turned out to be five years so it is hoped this edition will be timely, given the major seismic changes to copyright that occurred in the UK during 2014. These changes are the reason for a new edition".

Copyright: Interpreting the law for libraries, archives and information services is published by Facet Publishing and are available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association. 

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