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Fair Use and DRM in Libraries: Beyond The United States: An ALCTS Forum

Presented by the ALCTS International Relations Committee

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 120 A


Fair Use and Digital Rights Management (DRM) seem to push in opposite intellectual-property directions. Fair Use (also known as Flexible Limitations and Exceptions) exists to various extents in many countries, allowing reuse of copyrighted material without permission in situations that have not been specifically anticipated in statutory law. Digital Rights Management and anti-circumvention laws are often perceived as undermining a range of user rights in copyright, such as first sale rights of purchasers, including libraries. What do Fair Use and DRM look like on the international scene? Join the ALCTS International Relations Committee for a discussion with experts.


Janice T. Pilch, Copyright and Licensing Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries: "The Proposed WIPO Treaty on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives"

Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University, Washington College of Law Library: “The Past, Present, and Future of Flexible Copyright L&E's”

Michele Casalini, Managing Director, Casalini Libri s.p.a.