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Re: [ARSCLIST] Section 108 Study Group issues Report and Recommendations
Thank you for pointing out this publication.
Reading this Report has restored some of my faith in the ability of groups to make informed recommendations. The Report, at first reading, seems to, from my perspective, address many valid concerns of both archivists and users, and does so in a way which, for the most part, makes a reasonable effort to address the rights of copyright owners.
I sincerely hope that these recommendations will be given serious consideration. I am very impressed.
I would be most interested in the perspective of others...for example, George, what do you think?
Now, if these thoughts can be followed up with a dedicated effort to provide us with trained practictioners, and a realignment of available funding to address our quickly disappearing recorded history, maybe we will have accomplished something quite special; a special gift to those who come after us.
Corinne Forstot <corinne.forstot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The Executive Summary of the Section 108 Report is worth reading - the
recommendations specifically address pre-1972 sound recordings, the three
copy preservation limit, the exclusion of audiovisual works in 108(i),
amongst other hot-button issues...
From: Library of Congress
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 08:07:54 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Study Group Issues Report Recommending Changes in Copyright Law to
Reflect Digital Technologies
Study Group Issues Report Recommending Changes in Copyright Law to Reflect
After nearly three years of intensive work, the independent Section 108
Study Group has issued its report and recommendations on exceptions to
copyright law to address how libraries, archives and museums deal with
copyrighted materials in fulfilling their missions in the digital
environment. The report is available at www.section108.gov. 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.