New Scholarship on SSRN from Professor Caroline Osborne Discusses Copyright, Fair Use, and Emergencies

West Virginia University College of Law Professor and Director of the Law Library, Caroline Osborne recently posted new scholarship to SSRN.  The article is titled Copyright, Pandemics, and Emergencies: When Desperate Times Dictate Contextual Responses.  Professor Osborne's article is a timely aid for leaders of libraries and other public institutions who manage access to information in challenging circumstances.

From the abstract:

This article explores fair use, the library exception, the first sale doctrine, and controlled digital lending as responses to copyright in the context of permitting libraries to digitize materials existing exclusively in print in their collection for use in teaching, research and scholarship by students, faculty, and other patrons. Also included is a decision matrix to be employed as a tool for analysis.

Find more of Professor Osborne's scholarship on SSRN and SelectedWorks.