Overview of content related to 'copyright' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/168/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=charles%20oppenheim&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Book Review: The E-copyright Handbook http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue70/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at the latest of Paul Pedley’s copyright guidance books, and, in some respects, finds it wanting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Paul Pedley is a name that needs no introduction to <em>aficionados</em> of copyright textbooks, being the author of several such books published by Facet Publishing in the past (and reviewed by <em>Ariadne </em>[<a href="#1">1</a>][<a href="#2">2</a>][<a href="#3">3</a>][<a href="#4">4</a>][<a href="#5">5</a>]).&nbsp; His latest effort, <em>The E-copyright Handbook</em>, attempts to cover the fast-moving and complex world of electronic copyright, using an interesting approach.&nbsp; Rather than the traditional way of such books, describing the media and describing the rights granted to copyright owners, the way the law applies to each media type, exceptions to copyright and so on, his approach is a mixture but with some emphasis on activities, as a glance at the chapter titles shows: Introduction, Content Types, Activities, Copyright Exceptions, Licences, the Digital Economy Act, Enforcement and The Hargreaves Review.&nbsp;</p> <p>It is a complex approach, which requires careful cross-referencing and also checking that material is neither duplicated, nor that is anything is overlooked.&nbsp; It is not clear to me whether the book is meant for reading through, or whether it should be just dipped into when a particular issue causes someone to check the law; but I found the approach confusing.&nbsp;</p> <p>The book also suffers from being in a fast-moving area, where the law, and technology, change fast and although it is clear that Facet got the book published in record time, as there are numerous references to 2012 developments in the text, the work is already out of date in several places, and will no doubt get more out of date as the months go on.&nbsp; Another problem is that the book cannot make up its mind whether it is written for UK readers, or readers in the EU, or in the USA.&nbsp; All too often, different countries’ court cases are mentioned together; one is (say) a UK case and another is a US case.&nbsp; Without the understanding that US law and UK law in this field are very different, people will come to incorrect conclusions about the significance of the cases to them in their day to day work. Moreover, all too often the cases are described without any court decisions relating to them being provided; so one is left with the worry ‘why did the author mention this case at all?’</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue70/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue70 review charles oppenheim bbc de montfort university google jisc loughborough university university of strathclyde bibliographic data bibliometrics cloud computing copyright data database dissemination google books open access research standards streaming url web 2.0 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:30:54 +0000 lisrw 2415 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Introductory Concepts in Information Science http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue65/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at an introduction to Information Science but fails to be impressed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With a title like that, one would expect a primer, introducing all the key concepts of information science to someone studying the topic for the first time at undergraduate or Masters' level, and possibly for the interested layman. Such a book would be a worthy successor to Chris Hanson's <em>Introduction to Science Information Work</em>, and Roger Meetham's <em>Information Retrieval</em>, both of which were first published about 40 years ago. Sadly, however, this book does not fulfil the promise of its title.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue65/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue65 review charles oppenheim british library british museum google loughborough university accessibility bibliometrics copyright digital library digital repositories information retrieval open access repositories research resource management software url Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1598 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Book Review: Copyright - Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Services http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/oppenheim-rvw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue62/oppenheim-rvw#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> sees much to like in the new edition of this work by a well-known authority but identifies one potentially major drawback.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the fifth edition of what is, obviously, a very successful title. The previous edition was published in 2004, and five years is a long time in copyright law and practice, so it was felt no doubt that a new edition was due. However, as I will explain at the end of this review, that decision may have been unsound.</p> <p>The book follows its normal format of a series of questions regarding UK copyright law and practice, with brief answers. The author is a well-known UK copyright expert and has a gentle, witty writing style, which makes it possible to read the book cover-to-cover if you so wanted. The main chapters, covering the basics of copyright, the major media types, licences, electronic copyright and other matters, is followed by lists of useful addresses and sources of information, and a good index [<a href="#1">1</a>].</p> <p>It is always difficult to achieve the magic combination of accuracy and approachability in legal matters, but Cornish largely manages this. I did identify errors and niggles though. For example, question 2.11 [<a href="#1">1</a>] on copyright in facts fails to cross-refer to protection of collections of facts in databases, which is covered elsewhere in the book; the claim in 3.19 and 4.27 that a library, archive or museum when given a bequest of unpublished works can assume that it has also acquired the copyright in such materials unless it is told otherwise is incorrect; in 4.3, the author makes reference to 'trivial works' without explaining what he means by the term; in 4.37 it is claimed that a slide or PowerPoint of a book page made for teaching cannot be made legally, but this is not true, as there could be an argument that the reproduction is for criticism or review, and so is permitted (in any case, the CLA's scanning licence will also often allow this); when discussing the communication to the public right in 4.54, the author fails to note that placing copyright material on an Intranet or as an e-mail attachment is also prohibited; in 6.8, it is claimed that someone who transcribes an interview will own the copyright in the transcription, when in fact the transcriber will jointly own the copyright with the interviewer and interviewee; in 11.64, the author claims it is always an offence to remove or alter rights management information, when in fact it is only an offence when it is done with the intention of enabling or concealing copyright infringement - a very important distinction.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue62/oppenheim-rvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue62 review charles oppenheim loughborough university web2rights archives blog cloud computing copyright data database intellectual property intranet licence web 2.0 wiki Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1537 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Googlepository and the University Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author1">Sue Manuel</a> and <a href="/issue53/manuel-oppenheim#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> discuss the concept of Google as a repository within the wider context of resource management and provision in Further and Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The development of an increasing array of tools for storing, organising, managing, and searching electronic resources poses some interesting questions for those in the Higher Education sector, not least of which are: what role do repositories have in this new information environment? What effect is Google having on the information-seeking strategies of students, researchers and teachers? Where do libraries fit within the information continuum? And ultimately, what services should they look to provide for their users?</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue53/manuel-oppenheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue53 feature article charles oppenheim sue manuel alt cetis d-lib magazine dcc google ieee jisc loughborough university massachusetts institute of technology oreilly university of cambridge archives hub jisc information environment midess open library access control aggregation algorithm archives bibliographic data blog born digital cataloguing copyright data database digital curation digital library digital preservation digital repositories dissemination e-learning google search higher education identifier ieee lom information architecture information retrieval learning object metadata learning objects librarything lom metadata multimedia open access preservation provenance repositories research resource discovery search technology social software standards tagging usability web services web standards Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1352 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Creative Commons Licences in Higher and Further Education: Do We Care? http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/korn-oppenheim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue49/korn-oppenheim#author1">Naomi Korn</a> and <a href="/issue49/korn-oppenheim#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> discuss the history and merits of using Creative Commons licences while questioning whether these licences are indeed a panacea.</p> </div> </div> </div> <!-- version 3 of the text, occasioned by major error in bullet point 2 at end 2006-10-30-08-13 REW--><!-- version 3 of the text, occasioned by major error in bullet point 2 at end 2006-10-30-08-13 REW--><p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/">Creative Commons</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is helping to instigate cultural change: it is empowering rights holders with the knowledge and tools to decide under what terms they wish third parties to use their creations, whilst permitting users easy and user-friendly means to use content lawfully without the necessity of requesting permission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue49/korn-oppenheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue49 feature article charles oppenheim naomi korn hefce jisc loughborough university microsoft open university jorum wikipedia archives copyright creative commons database e-learning framework further education intellectual property licence microsoft office open access open source research search technology standards youtube Mon, 30 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1268 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk The RoMEO Project: Protecting Metadata in an Open Access Environment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/romeo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue36/romeo#author1">Elizabeth Gadd</a>, <a href="/issue36/romeo#author2">Charles Oppenheim</a> and <a href="/issue36/romeo#author3">Steve Probets</a> describe how the RoMEO Project is seeking to safeguard freely available metadata disclosed and harvested under the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Open Archives Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) enables the 'disclosure' of metadata by Data Providers and the harvesting of that metadata by Service Providers. Although there is nothing to stop commercial providers from utilising this open-source protocol [<a href="#1">1</a>], it has its roots in the open access community and as such is used by many open archives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue36/romeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue36 feature article charles oppenheim elizabeth gadd steve probets institute of physics jisc loughborough university oai romeo archives copyright creative commons data database dissemination eprints framework intellectual property licence metadata oai-pmh odrl open access open archives initiative provenance rdf repositories research schema standards uri url xml xml schema Tue, 29 Jul 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 967 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Mandated Online RAE CVs Linked to University Eprint Archives: Enhancing UK Research Impact and Assessment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/harnad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue35/harnad#author1">Stevan Harnad</a>, <a href="/issue35/harnad#author2">Les Carr</a>, <a href="/issue35/harnad#author3">Tim Brody</a> and <a href="/issue35/harnad#author4">Charles Oppenheim</a> make a case for maximising the advantages and the UK's pre-eminence in the Research Assessment Exercise.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being the only country with a national research assessment exercise [<a href="#1">1</a>], the UK is today in a unique position to make a small change that will confer some large benefits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue35/harnad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue35 feature article charles oppenheim les carr stevan harnad tim brody arl british library information today loughborough university gnu romeo accessibility archives copyright data database dissemination eprints higher education licence metadata rae research search technology semantic web software url Tue, 29 Apr 2003 23:00:00 +0000 editor 947 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/ccc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue14/ccc#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> answers your copyright queries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue14/ccc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue14 regular column charles oppenheim birkbeck college british library de montfort university university of exeter archives copyright ejournal licence research url Thu, 19 Mar 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 466 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/ccc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue13/ccc#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> answers your copyright queries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/ccc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue13 regular column charles oppenheim birkbeck college de montfort university university of strathclyde cataloguing copyright database higher education licence ocr opac research Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000 editor 443 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/ccc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue12/ccc#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> answers copyright queries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue12/ccc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue12 regular column charles oppenheim de montfort university harvard university loughborough university university of southampton bibliographic data cataloguing copyright internet explorer licence research standards url web resources Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 418 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/ccc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue11/ccc#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> answers copyright queries.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue11/ccc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue11 regular column charles oppenheim bldsc de montfort university london business school university of oxford browser copyright graphics html lbs licence opac research software standards tiff url Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:00:00 +0000 editor 390 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Issues in Projects Funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/copyright-corner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After several months experience of dealing with copyright and the eLib programme, <a href="/issue7/copyright-corner#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> returns to the major issues that have a risen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this paper I will discuss some of the major copyright issues that have arisen as a result of experiences of the eLib.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue7/copyright-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue7 regular column charles oppenheim bbc jisc elib copyright data database higher education hypertext intellectual property licence machine-readable data multimedia object database research sgml url Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:00:00 +0000 editor 251 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Battles: The Shetland News http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue6/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at the Shetland Times versus Shetland News copyright case, and its implications for users of the World Wide Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>On 24 October 1996, Lord Hamilton gave in a Scottish court a preliminary interdict (equivalent to injunction in English law) to prevent the <i>Shetland News</i>, an Internet based newspaper, from offering links from its WWW pages to those of its rival Internet newspaper, the <i>Shetland Times</i>. Right now, the <i>Shetland News </i>is appealing for funds to help fight the case in 1997.</p> <p>The wording of the interdict includes the following key text (I trust I am not infringing copyright by reproducing it):</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue6/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue6 regular column charles oppenheim bbc wipo copyright data database hypertext intellectual property licence search technology standards url Tue, 19 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 215 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Info on the Net http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue5/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> takes a look at some of the Web sites and Bulletin Boards that contain information on copyright issues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Copyright is an exceptionally popular subject on the Web, as a simple search on Alta Vista or one of the Web Crawlers will show. The usual rag bag of articles, advertising announcements, academic sites and so on will be picked up by such searches. In this brief article, I want to draw attention to some of the sites that I find useful when wandering lost in cyberspace. The sites are in no particular order, and many of them are linked to each other. I have given them a personal smiley rating as follows:</p> <p><center><b>:-| Good site</b> <p><b>:-) Very good site</b></p> </center></p><p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue5/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue5 regular column charles oppenheim cni de montfort university tilburg university browser copyright data graphics html intellectual property licence multimedia research search technology software url Wed, 18 Sep 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 169 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Moral Rights http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue4/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue4/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> describes the issues and pitfalls in this often overlooked area of copyright legislation. If you are involved in any digital libraries project that deals with other peoples' material held in an electronic form, read this article.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In previous papers for Ariadne, I have examined some general copyright issues for eLib projects, and copyright problems associated with Electronic Copyright Management Systems. In this paper, I want to look at some of the effects of Moral Rights legislation on electronic library developments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue4/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue4 regular column charles oppenheim elib copyright multimedia Thu, 18 Jul 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 123 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue3/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> on the copyright issues that all eLib (and many other projects) should be aware of.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Part of the basic philosophy of the eLib programme is to explore issues to do with copyright, to engender culture change amongst librarians, users and copyright owners about copyright, and to explore novel contractual or technical means to overcome the difficulties that copyright poses. In this article, I look at some of the major project lines and the copyright issues that might be raised from them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue3/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue3 regular column charles oppenheim hefce elib cataloguing copyright digital library ecms intellectual property licence metadata multimedia repositories research search technology software standards Sat, 18 May 1996 23:00:00 +0000 editor 95 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Copyright Corner http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue2/copyright <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue2/copyright#author1">Charles Oppenheim</a> details some of the legal issues associated with electronic copyright management systems.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The owner of a copyright has the right to prevent others from selling, hiring out or renting, copying it in any form, performing the work in public, broadcasting the work on radio or TV, or amending ("adapting") it. These acts are the so-called restricted acts. Anyone who does any of these acts without permission is deemed to have infringed the copyright and can be sued for damages. Infringement is subject to the requirement that either all the work, or at least a "substantial part" of the work was copied.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue2/copyright" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue2 regular column charles oppenheim bibliographic control bibliographic data copyright data database digitisation dissemination ecms identifier information society infrastructure intellectual property licence multimedia passwords privacy research search technology software standards tagging Tue, 19 Mar 1996 00:00:00 +0000 editor 61 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk