The UK's copyright legislation has been referred to as the longest, most confusing and hardest to navigate in the world. This new handbook brings clarity to what would otherwise be a complex topic. The author provides sensible and realistic guidance for all library and information practitioners
Records Managers have tended to find themselves given the responsibility for managing requests under the Freedom of Information (FOI) and Data Protection Acts (DPA), without necessarily having training and/or an academic background in legal studies. This book aims to fill this knowledge gap.
Overstretched professionals in every public authority are grappling with the chalkface implications of a raft of legislation relating to information use. This book offers information about rights law, using relevant case studies to clarify and illuminate these tricky issues.
Copyright law is extremely complex, and consulting a copy of the legislation is not easy, given that the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 has been amended many times. This book aims to promote the understanding of copyright compliance by users, and to simplify the task of library and information professionals in advising on it.
The big issues crowd our minds but the process of decision making is the same at every level and in every context, whether we are concerned with government secrets or our children's reading and viewing habits. This book examines the issues from varying standpoints, including the human rights approach and the commercial approach.
Offers an advice on getting the most out of web 2.0 and cloud computing. This book features practical working tool that makes the relevant legal principles simple to understand for those with little or no experience and common problems quick to solve when you're struggling with daily deadlines.