Copyright: Current Issues

Photo: "Chicken Katsu Sandwich" by James CC-By-NC-ND 2.0

Photo: “Chicken Katsu Sandwich” by James CC-By-NC-ND 2.0

Copyright issues are always in the news. They may not show up on everyone’s radar, but they are always there. Some of them, like the first and last ones in this list, are good for a laugh!

Here are some of the copyright issues happening at the moment:

While none of these stories seem to directly influence libraries, they do, in a round-about way. They influence how materials are created, how they are used, and how creators expect to be treated.

Here are some questions to think about and to talk to your partner about:

  • Do you keep up with copyright in the news? Do you keep up with libraries in the news? How do you get your news stories?
  • What kind of news stories interest you the most?
  • Is there a current issue with copyright that interests you at the moment?

Alison Makins, ILN’s Legal and Risk Consultant

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