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Recommended books and articles on Copyright

Boyle, James.  The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Brennan, Patricia, Karen Hersey, and Georgia Harper. Licensing electronic resources: strategic and practical considerations for signing electronic information delivery agreements. Washington D.C., Association of Research Libraries, 1997.

“Copyright considerations for electronic reserves” by Laura N. Gasaway in Managing Electronic Reserves, Jeff Rodale, editor. Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.

Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright essentials for librarians and educators. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2000.

Crews, Kenneth D.  “Expert Report of Kenneth D. Crews, J.D., Ph.D.  Cambridge University Press vs. Patton et. al. Civil Action No. 1:08-CV-1425-ODEIn the United States Federal District Court Northen District of Georgia  June 1, 2009”  (Available online at:

Danhoff, Leslie.  “All Rights Reserved and No Rights Reserved : an Overview of Copyright and Other Licenses.”  San Jose State University, 2009  (Available online at:               

Goldstein, Paul. International Copyright: principles, laws and practice. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Harper, Georgia and Peggy Hoon. Applying Fair Use in the Development of Electronic Reserves, Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2003. (available online at:

Harper, Georgia. Copyright Issues in Higher Education. Washington, D.C.: National Association of College and University Attorneys, c2001.

Hirtle, Peter B.  Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives and Museums.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Library, 2009.  (Available online at:

“How much protection does the Internet need?” The Economist, January 25, 2003, vol. 366, issue 8308, p. 12-15.

Leaffer, Marshall A., Understanding Copyright Law. 4th edition. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2005

Lessig, Lawrence.  Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. New York: Penguin Press, 2008.

Lipinski, Tomas A. The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators. New York, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2006.

National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Intellectual Property Rights and the Emerging Information Infrastructure. The digital dilemma : intellectual property in the information age / Committee on Intellectual Property Rights and the Emerging Information Infrastructure, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, c2000.

Russell, Carrie. Complete Copyright: an Everyday Guide for Librarians. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2004.

Samuels, Edward B. The Illustrated Story of Copyright. 1st ed., New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.