The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential risks of copyright infringement in digital library based on the extension theory.
At first, the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is used to determine the weights of the existing indicator system for early warning. Second, a model is built to evaluate the potential risks of copyright infringement based on the extension theory in digital library. Finally, a real-world application is presented to show the effectiveness and usefulness of this approach.
The main findings of this paper are as follows: the early warning extension theory model is effective in distinguishing the degree of the potential risks of copyright infringement in digital library; the ranges of the value and the values of the indicators can directly affect the results while using this approach, so the accuracy of these two aspects is a crucial question.
The social impact is that copyright infringement risks of digital library is reduced; the lawsuit rate and economic loss due to copyright infringement are thereby decreased as well.
This paper introduces the evaluation of the potential risks of copyright infringement based on the extension theory in digital library. The results provide support for the decision-makers in handling the potential risks of copyright infringement in digital library.
The authors would like to express their sincere thanks to three anonymous referees for their constructive comments and suggestions, which were very helpful in improving the paper. This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of Humanities and Social Science project (14YJC630056) and Social Science Development Program of Fujian Province, China (2014C064).
Li, C., Zhang, W. and Lan, Y. (2016), "Early warning of risks of copyright infringement in digital library based on extension theory", The Electronic Library, Vol. 34 No. 2, pp. 250-264. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-04-2014-0064Download as .RIS
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