Dissertation > Culture, science,education, sports > Information and knowledge dissemination > Library science,librarianship > Library science > Library automation,networking > Electronic library,digital library

Problems of copyright protection in the digital library construction

Author TangZhangLin
Tutor ChenNaiWei
School Fudan University
Course Legal
Keywords Digital Library Document and Resources Sharing Copyright Law Internet Communication Copyright Collective Management Fair Use
CLC G250.76
Type Master's thesis
Year 2008
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Our society has advanced to a new era of information development with the wide usage and rapid progress of internet technology together with digital technology. The information life of human being has also changed dramatically, which is symbolized by the change of ways of obtaining information and delivering information. In responding to these new ways of obtaining/delivering information, a large variety of new technologies sprout out, among them Digital Library is a key member. Digital Library has shown its superiority in multiple areas like collection, manufacturing, management and communication once it emerged. It since caused widespread interests of research and enthusiasm of investments all over the world. There have been quite few considerable achievements in this area so far.Compared with traditional library, Digital Library has changed a lot in terms of service mode, service content and service range. Meantime, Digital Library also has huge effect on public information communication, which poses considerable impact and challenges to the current law orders and law systems. Based on the construction of Digital Library, this thesis focuses on analyzing some impacts and their forms on copyright system in the process of Digital Library construction. Then some proactive solutions will be proposed.Chapter 1 of this thesis summarizes the current development status and development trends of the Digital Library, starting from the basic concept of Digital Library. Problems/issues that that the author wishes to solve are then presented.Chapter 2 summarizes related researches in this area both domestically and abroad, with more emphasis on the research results and different views in China. Some new changes in "Copyright Law" are also introduced. These changes are the key for leaders to grasp the direction of setting up rules/regulations. They also have very important and practical usage for researchers.Chapter 3 lists several major conflicts between Digital Library and copyright protection during its construction process. This thesis summarizes this from the point view of both resource construction and resource service. Furthermore, analysis is done from different view points of user, Digital Library and the owner of copyright.Chapter 4 is the major contribution of this thesis. Detailed analysis is done here on how to protect copyright in the process of Digital Library construction, and how to better solve the problem within the current law system. Detailed analysis is done in three aspects: information internet communication right, copyright collective management and fair use regulation. Finally the thesis also proposes some constructive ideas on how to improve these regulations.

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