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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informations­wissen­schaft

Michael Seadle (2006)

Copyright in the Networked World: Copyright Police

Library Hi Tech, 24(1):153–159.

Purpose ? The purpose of this column is to look at how copyright enforcement
is handled. Design/methodology/approach ? Legal issues in enforcement are
examined, as well as the initiatives of organizations like the Recording
Industry Association of America (RIAA). Findings ? Some rights owner
organizations are taking a vigilante approach to enforcement.
Originality/value ? Copyright decisions are often a matter of risk
assessment, and understanding enforcement procedures is a part of that
assessment process. Keywords Copyright law, Risk assessment, Law
enforcement"