Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Intellectual Property (book)

Wherry, T.L. (2008). Intellectual property: Everything the digital-age librarian needs to know Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

The new information landscape is raising more questions than ever about intellectual property. The advent of Google, YouTube, iPods, and URLs has led to a plethora of court cases involving copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

Against this rapidly changing background, copyright expert Timothy Wherry takes a grounded look at intellectual property issues and provides the perspective and tools library patrons and staff need.

Written in an easy-to-read style, Wherry’s step-by-step guidance will help you

· Distinguish among the three types of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, and trademarks
· See how technology has increasingly bumped up against intellectual property law
· Answer frequently asked questions about patents and trademarks
· Determine how copyright relates to different media (e.g., podcasts)
· Conduct patent and trademark searches

Packed with examples, trivia, and accounts of real-life court cases that bring alive the issues in intellectual property, Intellectual Property: Everything the Digital-Age Librarian Needs to Know protects you from overstepping the bounds of legal use in a fast-changing digital environment.

(This description was take from the back of the book.)