Comprehending intellectual property rights is critical in today’s world in order to negotiate the challenges associated with all kinds of intellectual properties, from patents to trademarks to copyright. Created for courses but useful for a wide range of readers, Intellectual Property and Information Rights for Librarians teaches intellectual property literacy, allowing teachers and students to easily understand the range of intellectual property issues, including both creator and consumer rights.
Author John Schlipp, an intellectual property librarian and professor, guides readers through intellectual property and information rights issues for today’s professionals in information-based careers. Real-world issues are emphasized, including fair use, which is covered in reference to the First Amendment. Information rights topics examined include legal and ethical issues such as freedom of information, internet regulations, privacy, cybercrime, and security. This text serves as a comprehensive reference and a collection of best practices that addresses all types of intellectual properties in one book.
- Includes ways to identify the basic types of intellectual property and related laws
- Offers ways to recognize and distinguish the conceptual difference between intellectual property creators (authors, inventors, etc.) and consumers (users) in information-based situations
- Includes examples of fair use and First Amendment rights
- Explores legal and ethical issues involving intellectual freedom, internet regulations, privacy, cybercrime, and security
- Showcases ways to comprehend and examine intellectual property job-related applications for multiple types of library customers, media creators, and business branding specialists