Section 108 Reform Materials
Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age
- Current Text of Section 108 of the United States Copyright Act, 17 USC §108 (2005)
- Executive Summary of the Section 108 Study Group Report (including recommendations), United States Copyright Office & National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Section 108 Study Group Report (2008), available at http://www.section108.gov/docs/Sec108StudyGroupReport.pdf.
Report generated by a select committee of copyright experts charged with updating for the digital world the Copyright Act's balance between the rights of creators and copyright owners and the needs of libraries and archives.
- Overview of the Libraries and Archives Exception in the Copyright Act: Background, History and Meaning,
MARY RASENBERGER AND CHRIS WESTON, U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE, OVERVIEW OF THE LIBRARIES’ AND ARCHIVES’ EXCEPTION IN THE COPYRIGHT ACT: BACKGROUND, HISTORY, AND MEANING (April 14, 2005)
- The Authors Guild, Inc. et. al. v. HathiTrust et. al. (2012 WL L1808939)
District Court decision in the Authors Guild suit against universities alleging systematic infringement of copyrighted works through mass digitization programs.
- Cambridge University Press v. Becker, (863 F. Supp. 2d 1190 (2012)),
District Court decision regarding digitization of works by University professors.
- Legal Issues in Mass Digitization: A Preliminary Analysis and Discussion Document (United States (UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE, LEGAL ISSUES IN MASS DIGITIZATION: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION DOCUMENT (OCTOBER 2011))
A report from the United States Copyright Office regarding the concerns and potential copyright infringement issues incurred when multiple documents are digitized by libraries and archives.