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CopyrightDirection, The Law Office of Roy S. Gordet, provides the best intellectual property legal services to clients at reasonable rates, and does so in a responsible and highly responsive manner.  The Firm has for many years enabled clients to reach their unique business or professional goals by effectively providing high quality litigation and counseling services.  The practice is dedicated to the protection and enforcement of copyright and trademark rights before all courts and the U.S. Trademark Office; licensing and development agreements; advertising law; multimedia law; consultant and outside contractor agreements and disputes; art and entertainment law; and privacy and literary property law.

Blog Post: Fair Use in Academic and Research Libraries

Executive Summary
This report summarizes research into the current application of fair use to meet the missions of U.S. academic and research libraries. Sixty-five librarians were interviewed confidentially by telephone for around one hour each. They were asked about their employment of fair use in five key areas of practice: support for teaching and learning, support for scholarship, preservation, exhibition and public outreach, and serving disabled communities. Interviewees reported a strong commitment to obeying copyright law; rarely concerned about their own liability, librarians primarily felt responsible for ensuring their institutions were in compliance with the law. Practice varied considerably, from a rigid permissions culture to ample employment of fair use.

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Blog Post: What is a Copyright?

Under US law, a copyright is the set of exclusive legal rights authors have over their works for a limited period of time. These rights include copying the works (including parts of the works), making derivative works, distributing the works, and performing the works (this means showing a movie or playing an audio recording, as well as performing a dramatic work). Under current US law, for works created after January 1978, the author’s rights come into existence the moment a work is created. A work first created or published after 1989 does not have to bear a copyright notice or be registered with the US Copyright Office in order to have copyright protection.

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