Deutscher Bibliotheksverband: Nutzerinteressen stärken, Urheberrechte wahren: Positionen des Deutschen Bibliotheksverbands zur Urheberrechtsreform

June 2012
Bibliotheksdienst;jun2012, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p475
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The article outlines the position of the Deutscher Bibliotheksverband (German Library Association) on questions of copyright reform and access to information, particularly in the area of scholarly publishing. Detailed recommendations are made regarding several elements of copyright law, including consistent fair use standards for academic research and teaching, digitization of copyrighted out-of-print material and orphan works, and copyright standards for interlibrary borrowing and lending.


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