Summary of Copyright

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Copyright Summary

Copyright is a legal way of protecting the rights of those who produce creative work. At the same time, in order for the creators to benefit financially from their work, there must be users of the works. The mission of the library is to connect the users of creative works with the information they need. Producers and users need to work together toward a balance between, and a respect for, the needs of both.


Evans, G. Edward. Developing Library and Information Center Collections, 4th ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 2000.

Rathbun, Joni. "Applying Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia." New Century Schoolhouse Vol. X, no. 2 (February 1999): 5, 22.

Russell, Carrie. Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians. Chicago, Illinois: American Library Association, 2004.
Original author of copyright folder information: Nancy Powell, Oregon School Library Information System, March 30, 2000.

Update: Garnetta Wilker, Oregon Association of School Libraries and Oregon Trail School District, June 2007.

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