With the advance of the internet and its global reach, using and sharing content worldwide has never been easier. However, copyright laws differ from one country to another and whilst it would be impossible to familiarise yourself with them all, this article looks at some of the key differences between the UK, US and major European regimes to help you reduce any risk of infringing the law. It looks specifically at the differences between common and civil law, fair use and fair dealing, moral rights, registration and copyright exceptions.
Understanding copyright and licensing is a cornerstone of information work. Helping professionals learn about the issues from a practical perspective is Copyrightlaws.com. It specialises in teaching copyright to non-lawyers, with users from a wide variety of industry sectors in countries around the world. Courses are delivered through online content, some with video, along with downloadable guides and certification programmes. Sophie Alexander spoke to founder Lesley Ellen Harris to find out how its users benefit and what's coming next.
Copyright is an important tool for protecting intellectual property rights but there are other ways you can protect your material more effectively and this article looks at some of these including design rights and trademarks. It also outlines what works can be protected, whether to include a copyright notice and whether to register your copyright.
In recent years there has been a surge of interest in audio rights and this presents untapped opportunities for organisations. In her latest article, copyright expert Clare Painter takes a look at some of the different ways audio might be produced and used in an organisation, along with the different copyright elements involved, including licensing and distribution issues.
In her latest article, Clare Painter, Jinfo's copyright expert, talks about the implications of using "free" online material and how you can identify whether it is protected by copyright. She covers not only textual material and quotations but images, video and TV clips as well as social media and blogs. She also offers some practical steps you can follow to ensure you're not breaching copyright.
In this market landscape we look at 10 products for managing subscriptions, licensing, acquisitions and data: 360 Resource Manager from ProQuest Alma from Ex Libris BLUEcloud Acquisitions from SirsiDynix CORAL cSubs Subscriptions EBSCONET Subscription Management FITS...
If you own the copyright to the material, it can also be digitised and shared with colleagues or the wider world on social media but knowing when you can use archived copyright material can be complicated. In this article, we offer some starting points to consider if you want to digitise and distribute older archive material whilst remaining copyright compliant.
When planning to use someone else's content, it's important to know whether it's protected by copyright. This article looks at the different types of content that may be used and when copyright might apply. It covers open access material and the various Creative Commons licences that are available and what to do when multiple layers of copyright apply.
Jinfo takes a timely look at causes and dangerous consequences of deliberately misleading news or faked sources. This article sifts through the latest thinking on how it can be overcome and finds new literacy approaches and tools for information managers to combat misinformation.
In this market landscape we look at eight products in the field of authentication and access: AuthAnvil Gluu server IAM platform Okta IT OneLogin SSO OpenAthens PingFederate Shibboleth Identity Provider WSo2 Identity Server. We provide a brief description of...
The more visible your specialist online content becomes, the greater the chance of seeing more permission requests for reuse. Most of the time the material will be used in its original language but sometimes people may want to translate your material and make it available for their local market. This raises awareness of your brand and reputation but you also need to consider the legal implications of this and in this article copyright expert Clare Painter highlights some of the issues involved and offers tips on how to negotiate a licence in this area.
With digital technology, it's easier than ever to reuse content but it's important to get permission when doing so. In this article, copyright expert Clare Painter explains how to factor in the cost of copyright licences when planning a new project and how to structure questions for the rights holder, to ensure these costs are kept under control.
Copyright expert Clare Painter explains how to handle requests to use your copyright material and highlights pitfalls that could arise from incorrect specification of licences or poor recordkeeping.
The internet has made so much information available that it's easy for some to think it's all free and up for grabs. But is it ok to include certain graphics in your own reports, blogs or documents, especially if you've made some changes or even redrawn them? Clare Painter's article: "How does copyright apply to tables, charts and other figures?" will give you essential tips on avoiding copyright infringements.
You've seen a photograph, chart, map or diagram and would like to make some small or significant alterations or even to redraw it to use it in your own publications. Where do you stand from a copyright perspective? Expert Clare Painter explains the legal stance.
This Insights & Actions report collects a full thematic index of content from the Jinfo Research Focus, "Data analytics - ready your information service" in a convenient PDF package for download and offline reading. Includes the key insights: Source expertise at the centre of...
This report brings together interviews with vendors and a market landscape on key vendors into a comprehensive report which looks at how providers of information services are supporting or planning to support customer data analytics needs. It encompasses five articles: What are...
As the Jinfo Research Focus "Data analytics - ready your information service" reaches its conclusion, producer Andrew Lucas reviews the Focus and highlights some of the key articles, market landscapes and research, on subjects ranging from the perceived risks and uncertainties in analytics projects to the role of information managers in them and the standards and ethics in the use of big data.
We find out how financial and risk information giant Thomson Reuters is supporting data analytics projects by making available permanent reference identifiers (PermID) and intelligent tagging tools (such as Open Calais), making content easier to find and to link together. Jinfo's Chris Porter interviews Tim Baker, global head of innovation at Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk Division, and Hanna Helin, director PermID and risk content for the company.
This report complements recent articles on data analytics and licensing and interviews with key vendors: What are information vendors doing to support data analytics? Data analytics & licensing - the role of company data providers Data analytics & licensing - the role...
This Research Focusdefines the characteristics shared by successful information centres who we define as "Information Centres of Excellence". (April - June 2019).
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