Copyright and the Doctrine of First Sale: The Importance to Education, Libraries, and Access to Information

Ms. Lynne Gamble
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The implications to our society, particularly our free public education system, free public libraries, and the traditional access to information, from a possible loss of the First Sale Doctrine is significant, but not known or understood by the American public. Multi-national companies and other corporate intellectual property owners, including industries benefiting from the DMCA legislation, are attempting to dismantle this doctrine through legislation and new business practices such as licensing and shrink-wrap agreements.

Keywords: Copyright, Intellectual Property, Libraries, Education, Cyberspace
Stream: Knowledge, Teaching and Learning, Cyberspace, Technology
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Copyright and the Doctrine of First Sale

Ms. Lynne Gamble

Intellectual Property Librarian, Library, California Polytechnic State University

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