The Law of Ebooks

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Thu, 10/17/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Does your library provide ebooks to users?  What are the legal and practical differences between ownership and licensing of ebook files? Mary Minow will discuss her experience as counsel for Califa, a California library consortium that uses the Douglas County (CO) ownership model. A special look will be given to privacy, disability access and preservation.

Mary Minow is currently the holder of the Follett Chair in Library and Information Science at Dominican University.  She is also a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board.  She manages the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use website and founded the Library Law blog.  In addition, she serves on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, as well as the board of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Minow earned her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her MLIS from the University of Michigan before graduating from Stanford University with her law degree.