Intellectual property, the internet and the libraries

Helge Clausen (Senior Research Fellow, State and University Library, Aarhus, Denmark)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Publication date: 1 November 2004


The technological convergence of the means of mass communication has produced a new situation regarding intellectual property, particularly in connection with the internet. This paper gives an overview of the situation. Increasingly, information professionals find themselves in the battlefield between copyright holders and users. Two central EU Directives on copyright are analysed, especially regarding the consequences for libraries open to the public.



Clausen, H. (2004), "Intellectual property, the internet and the libraries", New Library World, Vol. 105 No. 11/12, pp. 417-422.



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