Just an information about "fair use": The French parliament is just passing a law that will allow the protection of CDs forbidding consumers to make backup copies. Each country means a different interpretation! Regards. Yves Pete Strickland a écrit : >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >Subject: UK implements EU copyright Directive > >The UK has implemented the latest EU Copyright Directive see: > >http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=3731756 > >for the details. > >One small extract: > >"Civil liberty advocates, meanwhile, have urged law makers to adopt >new laws that protect consumer freedoms, many of which are written >into law in the form of "fair use" exceptions for protected works. > >In some countries, including Germany, consumers are permitted to make >back-up copies of a purchased CD, for example. In the UK, however, no >such "fair use" provision exists. > >The EU directive failed to get member countries to agree on a single >set of "fair use" exceptions, setting the stage for a mishmash of >laws governing how consumers can store and play media and software on >their PCs or other digital devices" > >Although the comment is about 'consumer' type copying the 'mismash' >is surely going to affect libraries and others concerned with copying >for clients. >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >Subject: MS on the acquisition trail again..... > >MICROSOFT EYES GOOGLE MERGER >Microsoft reportedly approached Google within the past two months >about the possibility of a merger. Google--the leader among search >engines--generates significant ad revenues. Google, for the moment, >appears to have rejected Microsoft's overture, focusing instead on >its recently revealed intentions to pursue an initial public >offering (IPO). Microsoft might still consider a merger after Google >goes public, however, according to one source. Plans for Google's IPO >remain undecided. Google's founders reportedly have considered an >auction-style public offering, avoiding using financial institutions >to underwrite the IPO. Many banks are continuing to bid for the IPO, >however, believing that Google executives will ultimately opt for a >traditional approach. > >New York Times, 31 October 2003 (registration req'd) >http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/31/technology/31net.html >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >Subject: Open Archives Forum Tutorial on the OAI PMH > >The Open Archives Forum has created an online tutorial for the Open >Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. It can be found >at: > >http://www.oaforum.org/tutorial/ > >This OAI Protocol online tutorial is based on two substantial >pre-workshop tutorials the OA-F project ran in 2002-3, during its >workshop series in Europe. A number of people contributed to these, >including Andy Powell and Pete Cliff of UKOLN, and Uwe Muller of >Humboldt University in Berlin. The material was developed to an extent >out of materials created by various members of the OAI itself, >including Herbert van de Soempel, Michael Nelson, etc. The OA-F has >built on the experience of these live tutorials, and the online >version covers most of what potential implementers of the protocol >need to know. As well as extensive referencing within the tutorial, >it also points to relevant external resources. >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ >Subject: LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) 2004 > >ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION >Annual Course and Conference:LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE (LIDA) 2004 > >Dubrovnik, Croatia, 25-29 May, 2004, Inter-University Centre >(http://www.hr/iuc) >Don Ivana Bulica 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia. > >Course web site: http://www.pedos.hr/lida Course email: firstname.lastname@example.org > >The general aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the >Digital Age (LIDA), started in 2000, is to address the changing and >challenging environment for libraries and information systems and >services in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining >contemporary problems, advances and solutions. Each year a >different and ?hot? theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the >first part covers research and development and the second part >addresses advances in applications and practice. LIDA seeks to bring >together researchers, practitioners, and developers in a forum for >personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made easier by being >held in memorable locations. >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > > -- Prof. Yves Epelboin,Université P.M. Curie, Campus Boucicaut Laboratoire de Minéralogie-Cristallographie, case 115, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France Phone: +33 (0)1 4427 5211 Fax: +33 (0)1 4427 3785 Centre de Production Multimédia, 12 rue Cuvier, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France Phone: +33 (0)1 4427 6568 Fax: +33 (0)1 4427 6544 http://www.lmcp.jussieu.fr/~epelboin ----- Warning: all documents are authentified using a certificate which may appear as an attached document if your mailer is unable to authentify it!
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