Librarian's Copyright Litany, Take 2

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I got some great input, both here on the blog and elsewhere, on the Librarian's Copyright Litany. Here's a revised version.

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The Librarian's Copyright Litany

Remembering that copyright's constitutional purpose is to stimulate creation for the benefit of the public; and recognizing that in its current formulation (and many possible future formulations) the public interest in copyright is not well-served; may we:

- Strive to meet the present and future needs of the communities we serve;

- Stand firmly and expansively in the areas where copyright law already recognizes public rights and interests; and

- Zealously promote a greater recognition of the public interest in copyright in our daily interactions with our users and other members of the public, through our own contract and licensing negotiations, and in legislative and judicial processes.

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This page contains a single entry by nasims published on May 12, 2011 2:53 PM.

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Copyright time-travel is a bad idea is the next entry in this blog.

I'm Nancy Sims, the Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Though I am a lawyer as well as a librarian, no content on this blog constitutes legal advice; if you need direct advice on your legal rights or responsibilities, please consult your own attorney. This blog represents only my own opinions and not those of my employer.

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