The Perils of Strong Copyright: The American Library Association and Free Culture
This paper is an exploration of this duality, set in a framework of the history of copyright and the Open Access and Free Culture movement. The history of copyright in the United States is presented with special emphasis to its relationship with libraries, and the philosophy of the Free Culture movement is examined in the same light. Specific ALA publications’ copyright policies are noted, and compared/contrasted with the public positions that the ALA has taken on Open Access.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:american library association copyright internet electronic publishing periodicals scholarly
Date of Publication:04/06/2004