Digital licence agreements and their effects on acquisitions and academic library users

Charles A. Masango

Abstract


The article examines the origin of print media copyright law and the fair dealing exemptions. It analyses whether the globally accepted assumptions that the print media fair dealing exemption is appropriate in the digital environment notwithstanding that corporate rights holders of online databases have introduced licences to govern the use of digital content. The article discusses the effects on acquisitions and academic library users of incorporating the print media fair dealing exemption in the digital licensing agreements.

Keywords


print media information; copyright law; fair dealing exemption; online databases; licensing agreements

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7553/71-2-614

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