Easy-to-follow practical advice on the law as it affects information management and the fundamental principles underlying practice. Using individual cases to illustrate underlying principles and contextualize regulations, this book manages to cut through the legalese and provide exactly what's needed in an easily digestible format. This gives you the tools to quickly assess legal hazards and identify solutions. New and up-to-date coverage includes: * the Digital Economy Act 2010 and it's implications for libraries * the Open Government License and the re-use of public sector information * patents and trademarks * CILIP's guidelines on user privacy in libraries * the move to extend legal deposit to electronic content * recent changes in libel law * the Data Protection Act and new penalties for infringement * digital content and platforms * open access and social networking. Readership: This is an essential guide for anyone working in the information professions. It is also the ideal legal textbook for students of information studies and librarianship.
Paul Pedley MA MLib FCLIP is a leading expert in information law. He is a Visiting Lecturer at City University, responsible for the Information Law and Policy Module; he has been a member of LACA, the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance since 1998; and is the author of The E-copyright Handbook, Digital Copyright, and Copyright Compliance: practical steps to stay within the law, and editor of Managing Digital Rights. Paul regularly runs training courses on copyright and other legal issues.
1. General law and background 2. Copyright 3. Legal deposit 4. Breach of confidence 5. Patents, trade marks and design right 6. Contracts and licensing agreements 7. Data protection 8. Privacy 9. Freedom of information 10. The Information Commissioner 11. Human rights 12. The reuse of public sector information 13. Defamation 14. Professional liability 15. Cybercrime and computer misuse 16. Disability discrimination 17. Other legal issues relevant to librarians.