JLIS abstracts



HOGEWEG-DE-HAART (HP). Impact of Copyright on the Marketing and Dissemination of Scientific Information: A Review of Some Recent Literature. 8.2;1983; 157-81

Reviews the reactions to recent or planned amendments to national copyright laws and their possible impact on the price and availability of scientific information. These amendments tend to tighten fair dealing clauses on photocopying, authorization requirements and royalty payments, which will raise cost and administrative efforts of libraries. Gives views of publishers on the present situation as well as the standpoints of authors of scientific publications, librarians and end-users. Considers questions regarding copyright on machine-readable databases, and its value to protect these databases against abuse. Questions future role of copyright.