Copyright and Fair Use: The Great Image Debate (Visual by Robert A . Baron

By Robert A . Baron

First released in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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Although licensing has been presented as a panacea for a host of problems that have evolved when attempting to use traditional media, no contributors have sketched out the ways in which site license agreements and other formulas for digital delivery of images will change the mission of image resource collections in the future, and how they will affect their users, although we can identify this theme as a subtext in Barbara Hoffman’s paper. Today we assume that visual resources collections collect images and that scholars and students can fulfill their research needs in the library and in other repositories of information.

S. law to the acquisition of images. Karen Akiyama (Corbis) immediately brings us to the central paradox of intellectual property: Who owns it and who may use it? Highlighted is Mario the postman’s response in the film Il Postino after being charged with “appropriating” a poem by Pablo Neruda, his friend. Ms. ” Even so, Mario’s remark pits the idea of ownership against those who cannot acknowledge property rights or those who do not respect them. It is very difficult, as exemplified by the intellectual property wars between the United States and Asia, to acknowledge property when you do not have any yourself.

How does one preserve this sacred cultural right in a society in which the personal, the educational, and the commercial seem to meld so closely together? As creators we inherit all that the past and present have to offer, as creators and thinkers we cannot agree to ignore any element of our heritage. We wish to preserve the past for our descendants; and we want to honor what is good and respect the property of others, for the very notion of property must certainly be a construct that developed out of the experience of theft.

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