Improving reader services through the new copyright and neighboring rights Act,1999

Shaaban, Benhaji and Samzugi, Athumani (2004) Improving reader services through the new copyright and neighboring rights Act,1999. Training and management of information services in the new millenium: Issues, challenges and trends. pp. 122-131. ISSN 9976911777

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This paper examines recent developments in Tanzania's copyright law as pertains to University, public and research libraries in Tanzania. The first part of the paper revisits the basics of copyright law focusing on materials which are subject to copyright, author's exclusive rights and infringement of copyright laws. Part two looks at recent developments in legislation regarding university, public and research libraries by examining provisions of the law on fair use and the library's right to reproduce copyrighted materials. A better understanding of copyright law is likely to enable academic libraries to plan in advance and possibly influence future copyright law. This paper identifies opportunities and strategies that university library may pursue under existing copyright law to minimize law suits resulting from copyright infringement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Depositing User: Mr Azizi Kagugu
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 08:28
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 08:28

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