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Copyright in the networked world: digital legal deposit

Michael Seadle (Michael Seadle is Editor of Library Hi Tech. He is also Digital Services and Copyright Librarian at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 September 2001



Legal deposit is the requirement that particular types of material be deposited with a national library or designated research libraries. US law does not at present include any requirement for the deposit of works that exist solely in the form of Web pages. For digital materials, it makes no sense to write rules for legal deposit based on the medium. Nations and national libraries that ignore legal deposit for digital works will find themselves missing a significant and unrecoverable portion of their cultural heritage.



Seadle, M. (2001), "Copyright in the networked world: digital legal deposit", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 19 No. 3, pp. 299-303.




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