Copyright, Licensing and the Law of E-Books

Copyright, Licensing, and the Law of E-Books
A 90-minute workshop with Mary Minow

Thursday, September 18, 2014
2:30pm Eastern|1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain|11:30am Pacific


Acquire an understanding of the legal underpinning of library e-book lending. Copyright expert Mary Minow will take you on a pragmatic journey through the law of e-books, cutting through the jargon to give straight answers to common questions. You’ll come away from the workshop with the knowledge to plan an effective e-book strategy for your library.

Among the topics to be explored:

A review of major e-book platform vendors and emerging library-based projects
How the so-called Library Exception (Section 108), which permits libraries and archives to make copies for interlibrary loan, preservation and replacement, applies to e-books
What to look for in licensing language and provisions
Mary Minow is Counsel to the Califa Group, and a library law consultant on issues of copyright, privacy, intellectual freedom, and related issues. She manages the website for the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center.