Monday, April 21, 2008

Report from Section 108 Study Group

I have been remiss in not noting that the Section 108 Study Group issued its report and executive summary on March 31, 2008. The Study Group focused on Section 108 of U.S. Copyright Law that provides a limitation of copyright in regards to libraries under specific circumstances. The press release notes:
The report was delivered to Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters. It will serve as the basis on which legislation may be drafted and recommended to Congress.
So while we may all agree with some of all of the recommendations, they are not yet law. And some may never be law. Let's hope that Congress is called upon to act on the recommendations and they act upon them soon (meaning within the next few years).

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